Embers

October 09 - October 27, 2012 in the Dowling Studio
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As a young man, Konrad ran away, leaving his best friend Henrik and Henrik's wife Krisztina with no explanation. "Coward," she calls him. Forty-one years, two world wars and Krisztina's death later, Konrad has returned and Henrik wants answers. Two questions have been gnawing at him all this time - but they're not the questions Konrad expects. Embers is a fascinating study of passion (love and hate), truth, friendship, the urge to be the stronger and the need to survive.

"Beautiful, sad and absorbing, this is a piece to be pondered and savored -- a leisurely and delicious meal of several courses, each one more satisfying than the last." ~Janet Preus, HowWasTheShow.com

Seating in the Dowling Studio is general admission and begins 30 minutes before curtain.
Run time: 1 hour and 40 minutes including one intermission.

Cast

Nini
Barbara Bryne
                    Konrad
Nathaniel Fuller
 Henrik James A. Stephens

Artistic Staff

Director
Joe Dowling
Set Designer
Michael Hoover
Costume Designer
Christine A. Richardson
Lighting Designer
Frank Butler
Sound Designer
Montana Johnson
Dramaturg
Carla Steen
Stage Manager
Justin Hossle
Production Assistant
Sarah Howell
Assistant Director
Kathryn Lawrey

 

Photos

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Embers production photo
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production photos by Heidi Bohnenkamp

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Reviews

City Pages: Embers serves frozen revenge at the Guthrie
HowWasTheShow.com
: "this is a piece to be pondered and savored - a leisurely and delicious meal of several courses, each one more satisfying than the last."
MinnPost
: "It's a pent-up piece that reveals itself reluctantly, the opposite of a spectacle, but it rewards you with deep feeling that lingers."

Features

Lavender: An Interview with the Post-Sexual Revolution's Emblematic Playwright, Christopher Hampton
Mpls St. Paul Magazine
: The Culture Meter: October
Star Tribune
: British Eye on America: "stories from the heart of the American experience"
METRO Magazine
: Christopher Hampton on his plays, the Celebration and the Twin Cities
Minnesota Monthly
: Christopher Hampton: On Uma Thurman, his new play and being feted by the Guthrie
Mpls St. Paul Magazine
: Hampton Celebration preview


Video

MPR: Christopher Hampton talks with Stephen Smith on "Bright Ideas"
TPT
: Christopher Hampton discusses the Celebration on "Almanac."  

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