The Guthrie Theater presents

Leaves of Grass – Illuminated

written and performed by PATRICK SCULLY
from the text by WALT WHITMAN
Dowling Studio

Overview

When Walt Whitman published Leaves of Grass, it sparked controversy — his sexuality was promptly criticized and his poems were later censored for their explicit imagery. Through a unique combination of theater, dance, video and solo performance, the infamous poet’s life and work are presented with fascinating relevance and reveal his many sides. This is not the Whitman you learned about in literature class; this Whitman will challenge you to step out of the shadows and be your authentic self.

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A groundbreaking initiative

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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The Guthrie’s Level Nine Series is made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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