2024-2025 Season

A most rare vision

This season, we’re embracing theater’s inevitable changeability and enduring resiliency with a collection of heralded classics and fearless new work. You’ll watch the epic rise and fall of a family dynasty. Enter whimsical worlds of magic and mayhem. Try to solve an expertly devised mystery. And you’ll enjoy our 50th production of A Christmas Carol, which has graced the Guthrie stage year after year with varied artistic visions but a continuous message of hope.

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"The theater is so powerful because it has the exceptional ability to make even our wildest dreams feel tangible. We watch them unfold right before our eyes, and they make us believe that anything is possible."

Joseph Haj, Artistic Director

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The Lehman Trilogy
by STEFANO MASSINI
adapted by BEN POWER
directed by ARIN ARBUS
September 14 – October 13, 2024
Wurtele Thrust Stage 

An epic portrayal of the American dream

In 1844, Heyum Lehmann arrives in New York from Bavaria to make his way in a new world. After changing his name to Henry Lehman, he and his brothers start a small fabric business that evolves over generations to become a powerful international finance firm. More than a century later, the firm spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, leaving unprecedented disaster in its wake. This sweeping generational saga questions how we define heroes and villains — and where we draw the line between them. Requiring tour-de-force performances by three actors playing multiple characters, the real-life story of the Lehman brothers unfolds with surprising elegance and astonishing theatricality.

The Guthrie Theater presents
an Octopus Theatricals production of
All the Devils Are Here: How Shakespeare Invented the Villain

created and performed by PATRICK PAGE
directed by SIMON GODWIN
October 12 – November 17, 2024
McGuire Proscenium Stage

An artful exploration of evil

Shakespeare’s greatest villains — Richard III, Lady Macbeth, Claudius and more — have captivated and tormented audiences for centuries. After decades of embodying the likes of Hades, Scar and the Green Goblin, acclaimed actor Patrick Page continues to be drawn to the layered motivations and complex psyches of these infamous evildoers. In this chilling and compelling solo show, Page sheds the skin of one character as he jumps into the next while exploring how each villain is a window into the depths of the human heart. He concludes by prompting the audience with an even darker reflection: to confront and accept the trappings of evil inside us all.

A Christmas Carol
by CHARLES DICKENS
adapted by LAVINA JADHWANI
directed by ADDIE GORLIN-HAN
based on the original direction by JOSEPH HAJ
November 9 – December 29, 2024
Wurtele Thrust Stage

A celebration of 50 years

A miserly and miserable man, Ebenezer Scrooge greets each Christmas with “Bah! Humbug!” until he is visited one Christmas Eve by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future. In Charles Dickens’ beloved classic, the three spirits show Scrooge happy memories from his past, difficult realities from the present and a grim future should he continue his closed-hearted ways. Throughout his journey, Scrooge is forced to reckon with the man he has become and contemplate the man he could be — but only if his restless night leads to a change of heart by morning. The Guthrie's cherished tradition celebrates its 50th year and continues to delight audiences of all ages this holiday season.

The Heart Sellers
by LLOYD SUH

directed by MAY ADRALES
December 14, 2024 – January 25, 2025
McGuire Proscenium Stage


A moving new comedy

When Luna and Jane run into each other at the supermarket on Thanksgiving Day, they discover they have much in common — they’re both new to America and spending the holiday alone while their medical-resident husbands work the night away. Longing for connection, the two homesick women return to Luna’s apartment for the evening. Over a bottle of wine (or two), they attempt to make a traditional Thanksgiving meal while sharing their stories and dreams. Set eight years after the Hart-Celler Act of 1965 overhauled the U.S. immigration system, this poignant comedy illuminates the Asian immigrant experience and asks, “Would you give up your heart to make a new home?”

A Midsummer Night's Dream
by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
directed by JOSEPH HAJ
February 1 – March 23, 2025
Wurtele Thrust Stage


An enchanting comedic delight

On the shortest night of the year, the magical and mortal worlds collide. What could possibly go wrong? Shakespeare gives us a clue: “The course of true love never did run smooth.” In this beloved tale of mischief and merriment, four stories are cleverly woven together: the marriage of the Athenian duke to the Amazon queen; a spat between the fairy king and queen; the follies of four lovers; and the hilarious antics of amateur actors staging a play. When the exhilarating night in the forest finally resolves to (almost) everyone’s satisfaction, a new day of love, joy and reconciliation dawns. Brimming with wit and wisdom, Shakespeare’s most popular play will enchant you.

The Mousetrap
by AGATHA CHRISTIE
directed by TRACY BRIGDEN
March 15 – May 18, 2025
McGuire Proscenium Stage

An iconic murder mystery

During a heavy snowstorm, newlyweds Mollie and Giles Ralston prepare to open Monkswell Manor for their first guests: the nitpicky Mrs. Boyle; the cagey Miss Casewell visiting from abroad; the young architect Christopher Wren; the good-natured Major Metcalf; and the roguish, unexpected guest Mr. Paravicini. As the snow proves impassable, Detective Sergeant Trotter arrives on skis with news that connects the manor to a mysterious murder in London. When the phone lines are cut and a guest turns up dead, everyone becomes a suspect. Will the killer be discovered in time? Discover for yourself why this Agatha Christie classic is the longest-running play in the world. 

 

The Nacirema Society Requests the Honor of Your Presence at a Celebration of Their First One Hundred Years
by PEARL CLEAGE
directed by VALERIE CURTIS-NEWTON
April 19 – May 25, 2025
Wurtele Thrust Stage


A clever Southern comedy

Grande dames Grace Dunbar and Catherine Green prepare for the Nacirema Society’s 1964 centennial cotillion — the event of the season in Montgomery, Alabama. The elegant African American debutantes include Grace’s granddaughter Gracie, escorted by Catherine’s grandson Bobby, and the two grandmothers hope the young couple will soon be engaged. But Gracie and Bobby have other ideas. As the young ladies prepare for their debuts, a blackmail scheme brews behind the scenes and subterfuges unfold, all under the nose of a skeptical reporter covering the ball. Featuring clever storytelling and scandalous plots, this lighthearted comedy winds its way to an ending as charming as its characters.

Cabaret
book by JOE MASTEROFF
based on the play by JOHN VAN DRUTEN
and stories by CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD
music by JOHN KANDER
lyrics by FRED EBB
directed by JOSEPH HAJ
June 21 – August 24, 2025
Wurtele Thrust Stage


A provocative musical masterpiece

Inside Berlin’s sultry Kit Kat Klub, a flamboyant Master of Ceremonies invites patrons to partake in a decadent underworld of musical numbers, kicklines and torrid affairs — a welcome reprieve from the ever-growing Nazi influence just outside its doors. As the political unrest nears a tipping point, the beautiful life the cabaret promises slowly begins to fade, putting love, friendship and loyalties to the test. This Tony Award-winning sensation, featuring masterful hits such as “Willkommen,” “Don’t Tell Mama” and “Maybe This Time,” is a daring and dazzling musical escape you won’t want to miss. 

Ticket information

Seven productions will be available as part of the 2024–2025 Season subscription series: The Lehman TrilogyA Midsummer Night’s DreamThe Nacirema Society and Cabaret on the Wurtele Thrust Stage and All the Devils Are HereThe Heart Sellers and The Mousetrap on the McGuire Proscenium Stage. New season subscriptions are on sale now and start at $54

On-sale dates

  • July 10: Single tickets for The Lehman Trilogy, All the Devils Are Here and The Heart Sellers
  • September 3: Single tickets for A Christmas Carol
  • November 6: Single tickets for A Midsummer Night’s DreamThe Mousetrap and The Nacirema Society
  • January 8, 2025: Single tickets for Cabaret

Single ticket prices for all mainstage shows, excluding A Christmas Carol, range from $29 to $96. Tickets for A Christmas Carol range from $29 to $139. Discounts are available for seniors, students, educators and children.

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