Third

Third
February 16 - March 30, 2008 (Opening February 22)
McGuire Proscenium Stage
A timely and funny play, Third tells the story of college professor Laurie Jameson (Sally Wingert), whose seemingly well-ordered life as wife, mother and daughter is thrown into disarray when she accuses a student, an outwardly stereotypical jock nicknamed 'Third,' of plagiarism.


In challenging the student, she is forced to question her aggressively feminist ideology, standards and family relationships, bringing the play's central theme -- the danger of becoming that very thing you have been battling against -- full circle.

Defined by its dazzlingly smart dialogue, crackling wit, intelligence and wryness, Third is true evidence of what made the late Wendy Wasserstein one of the most prominent female playwrights of the last 20 years.

Smoking will occur onstage during this performance.

Sponsored by Ameriprise Financial

In the News

MinnPost.com: "First things first: Guthrie's 'Third' is cause for pause"
City Pages: Theater Spotlight: Third
Kare 11: Third's Sally Wingert on "Showcase Minnesota"

Run time

1 hour 55 minutes

Resources

Program cast page and bios
Play Guide created by the Guthrie Theater

Photo Gallery

Sally Wingert (Laurie Jameson)Angela Timberman (Nancy Gordon) and Sally Wingert (Laurie Jameson)Tony Clarno (Woodson Bull III) and Sally Wingert (Laurie Jameson)Tony Clarno (Woodson Bull III) and Sally Wingert (Laurie Jameson)Tony Clarno (Woodson Bull III) and Emily Gunyou Halaas (Emily)Tony Clarno (Woodson Bull III)Tony Clarno (Woodson Bull III) and Sally Wingert (Laurie Jameson)
production photos by Michal Daniel