The Guthrie Theater presents PRIME Productions’

Two Degrees

directed by SHELLI PLACE


When paleoclimatologist Emma Phelps heads to Washington, D.C. — which some consider a hostile place for scientists — the stakes are higher than ever. She arrives on a mission to challenge some troubling shifts in environmental policy but finds herself at an intersection of the personal and political, which raises difficult questions around sex, power and doing things for profit versus public good. As she fights for change and searches for answers, Emma realizes she must thaw from her own anguish before she can save the planet and herself.


Dowling Studio

Ticket prices

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

Run time

90 minutes (no intermission)

Content advisory

This production contains mature language and content and the use of strobe lights.


ASL-interpreted, audio-described and open-captioned performances are available on select dates.

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As one of the newest professional equity theaters in the Twin Cities, PRIME Productions seeks to explore, illuminate and support women over 50 and their stories through the creative voice of performance.

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Director Shelli Place discusses Two Degrees and creating work for women over age 50 in the Twin Cities community. 

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About Level Nine

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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