The Guthrie Theater presents

Leaves of Grass – Illuminated

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


The Guthrie is proud to present Leaves of Grass – Illuminated, written and performed by Patrick Scully, from the text by Walt Whitman. This unique event summons the spirit of Walt Whitman, revealing his many sides. From the furtive – changing genders to “straighten things up” – to the fierce – defying the censors while getting banned in Boston – this is the Whitman that none of us learned about in American literature class.

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Dowling Studio

Ticket prices

All tickets in the Dowling Studio are $9. Seating is general admission.


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

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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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