The Guthrie Theater presents a Full Circle Theater production of

Under This Roof

by Barbara Kingsley
directed by James A. Williams


About the show

The Guthrie is proud to present Full Circle Theater’s world premiere production of Under This Roof, by longtime Twin Cities actor and theater artist Barbara Kingsley. Directed by award-winning actor/director James A. Williams, Under This Roof centers on Mamie and Raymond Warren, who live in the segregated black neighborhood of central Cleveland in the late 1940s. After Raymond suffers a serious accident, Mamie hires a white woman named Bessie, whose arrival brings new challenges. Under this Roof examines issues that resonate with today’s realities: race, gender, aging, power, family, disability and love, on an ever-shifting axis, with unexpected results that are comic, painful and healing.

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Dowling Studio

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Age recommendation

We recommend children be 12+, but admit children as young as 8.


ASL, Audio Described and Open Captioned performances are available on select dates.

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Ticket Prices

All tickets in the Dowling Studio are $9. Seating is General Admission.

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Through the Level Nine Series, we’ve devoted our ninth floor to access for all and the creation of theater that wrestles with urgent questions and inspires dialogue. 

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