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.
Scully is a Minneapolis-based choreographer, dancer and performance artist. In 1976, he co-founded Contactworks, a dance collective focused on contact improvisation. In addition to his performing work, Scully was the founder and longtime director of Patrick’s Cabaret in Minneapolis.
All tickets in the Dowling Studio are $9. Seating is general admission.
The Guthrie’s Level Nine Series is made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.