Elwood P. Dowd is charming, lovable and kind with just one catch: his
best friend is a 6-foot-tall invisible rabbit named Harvey. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Harvey is a delightful comedy for the whole family.
The Guthrie Theater presents
The Telling Project’s
Telling: Minnesota 2016
Telling: Minnesota 2016 will be an opportunity for area military veterans to speak, and their fellow citizens to listen. These free, live performances are a forum for necessary person-to-person conversations, deepening our community’s connection to our military and military families, to each other, and through these ties, to our nation, and our world.
by Alice Childress
directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton
It is 1957 in New York, and rehearsals have begun for a racially
integrated production, one the company hopes will be the next hit. But
when prejudices and stereotypes emerge, African American actress Wiletta
Mayer questions the truthfulness of the play and faces a difficult
decision: should she swallow her pride and compromise her values to
achieve her lifelong dream of playing a leading role on Broadway?
The Guthrie Theater presents
A Four Humors production of
The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha
conceived and created by the company
directed by Jason Ballweber
Enter a world ruled by fevered delusions and far-flung imagination, where a windmill transforms into a giant and a filthy innkeeper is a king. Theater gives audience and actor alike the power to collectively create an entire world of illusion. Join us for the story of a man who can no longer leave that beautifully imagined world, even after the curtain has come crashing down.
The Guthrie Theater and
the Liquid Music series of
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra co-present
Steven Mackey: Orpheus Unsung
directed by Mark DeChiazza
This world premiere production will feature Sō Percussion’s Jason Treuting and musicians of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. A volatile combination of music, kaleidoscopic cinematic imagery and dance shape the narrative engine of Orpheus Unsung, an opera without words composed by Grammy-Award winning composer Steven Mackey in collaboration with percussionist/composer Jason Treuting.
Rodgers and Hammerstein's
music by Richard Rodgers
lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
book by Oscar Hammerstein II
and Joshua Logan
adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener
directed by Joseph Haj
One of the most celebrated and lauded musicals in American theater, this
Rodgers and Hammerstein classic contains a treasure trove of memorable
songs from “Bali Hai” to “There is Nothin’ Like a Dame” to “Some
A 2015 Tony
Award nominee for Best Play and winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, this
90-minute one-act has been described as a “blistering social drama about
racial prejudices” (Variety) and a “combustible powder keg of identity politics” (Bloomberg). Don’t miss this conversation-starter from one of the most promising playwrights in theater today.
At the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement, brave women and men of all
backgrounds said goodbye to their families, boarded buses and headed
into the Deep South to battle discrimination. Arrested and imprisoned in
Mississippi’s notorious Parchman Farm Penitentiary, these Freedom
Riders endured by creating a nightly variety show called “The Parchman
Set during Christmas 1183, The Lion in Winter
tells the wickedly amusing tale of King Henry II, his imprisoned queen
(released only for the holiday), and their three entitled sons who vie
for the throne in a double-dealing division of the kingdom.
by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber
directed by Rachel Chavkin
Set in 1920s Manhattan, this American classic (loosely based on the
legendary Barrymore family) centers on three generations of actors, each
at different stages in their careers. From an aging grande dame to a
promising ingénue, together they confront a choice between secure, yet
dull domesticity and an erratic, egocentric yet potentially fulfilling
life on the stage.
After years of ruling Britain in
peace, a respected King Lear decides to relinquish his crown and
divide his kingdom among his three daughters. But when their love and
loyalty falter, so does Lear’s sanity. King Lear is a gripping portrait
of fathers, daughters and a once mighty ruler thwarted by his own hubris
and betrayed by a vanishing mind.
We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915
by Jackie Sibblies Drury
Going off-script can sometimes be the best way to tell a story. We Are Proud to Present
follows an ensemble of American actors -- three black and three white –
as they rehearse a stage presentation about a genocide in 1900s
THE BLUEST EYE
adapted by Lydia R. Diamond
directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz
Based on Toni Morrison’s first novel, The Bluest Eye is a
heartrending coming-of-age story about a young black girl in 1940s Ohio.
Pecola Breedlove wants nothing more than to be loved, but she’s only
met with ridicule and abuse. Confronting turmoil at home, she prays for
Shirley Temple’s blue eyes, believing their beauty is the only thing
standing between her and the happiness of the white girls at school.
an original idea developed by the Moving Company
directed by Dominique Serrand
From the internationally renowned ensemble the Moving Company (core members of the former Theatre de la Jeune Lune), comes Refugia,
a riveting investigation of the lives of those who find themselves
navigating life’s margins at the crossroads of transition.
music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
book by James Lapine
directed by Joseph Haj
Inspired by Georges Seurat’s famous painting, this dazzling musical by
Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, two of the greatest musical theater
artists of our time, merges past and present into a poignant and
sophisticated exploration of what it takes, and what it costs, to be an
written and performed by Frank Boyd
originally co-directed by Rachel Chavkin
Staged as a live radio show, The Holler Sessions centers on one
man’s burning obsession for American jazz. The Holler Sessions
serves as a jazz primer for the uninitiated, a powerful reminder for
jazz fans and an irreverent love letter to the best thing America has
ever created, and then forgotten.