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(Minneapolis/St. Paul) Guthrie Theater Director of Studio Programming Lauren Ignaut today announced additional details and dates for programming in the Dowling Studio during the 2013-2014 season.
“The Dowling Studio’s 2013-2014 season celebrates the eclectic work being created by the strong network of artists and ensembles here in the Twin Cities. This is a key tenet of the Studio, in addition to supporting emerging artists, innovative work and the classics of tomorrow,” Ignaut says. “I look forward to welcoming audiences as they experience a variety of productions in the Studio including regional premieres, work being shared with audiences for the very first time, the return of lauded pieces in continuing development and fresh new takes on familiar stories.”
The season will begin in the Studio with a presentation of Moon Show 143 by Kyle Loven, directed by Nick Hubbard and running from September 14-18, 2013. Inspired by myths and beliefs about the moon from around the world, Moon Show 143 is a world premiere that combines live and recorded sound with puppets and movement to portray four fateful encounters between humans and the moon.
Next in the Studio will be a presentation of How to Be a Korean Woman by Sun Mee Chomet. A poignant one-woman show, How to Be a Korean Woman uses text, music and movement to tell the story of an adoptee’s reunion with her birth family and what happens afterward. Running from September 19-22, 2013, the show is directed by Zaraawar Mistry and was named “2012 Best Solo Performance” by Lavender magazine.
The next show in the Studio season will be the previously announced Skiing on Broken Glass by David Goldstein, directed by Joe Dowling. The story of a lonely writer and a mysterious young male escort who find themselves in an unlikely relationship, Skiing on Broken Glass will run from October 29-November 17, 2013.
Freud’s Last Session by Mark St. Germain, which depicts Sigmund Freud in the weeks before his death consulting with the young C.S. Lewis on the existence of God, love and the meaning of life, will run from February 25-March 16, 2014.
Next the Guthrie will present a Carlyle Brown & Company production of Abe Lincoln and Uncle Tom in the White House, written and directed by Carlyle Brown and running from March 21-April 6, 2014. The show depicts Abraham Lincoln contemplating the ramifications of his signing the Emancipation Proclamation when he is visited by Uncle Tom from Harriet Beecher Stowe’s abolitionist novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Carlyle Brown & Company returns to the Guthrie after its production of Are You Now or Have You Ever Been… was named one of the top productions of 2012 by City Pages.
Walking Shadow Theatre Company will next present The Three Musketeers, directed by Amy Rummenie from a new adaptation by John Heimbuch of Alexandre Dumas’ novel. A swashbuckling stage adventure, The Three Musketeers marks Walking Shadow’s 10th season and its return to the Studio after its 2011 production of Neil LaBute’s reasons to be pretty.
The Guthrie will next present a Black Label Movement production of Wreck, choreographed and directed by Carl Flink with original music by Mary Ellen Childs. Wreck, an exploration through movement and original live music of 13 survivors caught in the hold of a sinking ship, promises to be thoroughly physical and emotionally engaging.
Additional announcements regarding programming in the 2013-2014 Dowling Studio season will be made in the months to come.
Single tickets for productions in the Dowling Studio range from $18 to $39 and go on sale August 1. For more information or to purchase tickets or season subscriptions, call the Guthrie Theater Box Office 612.377.2224 or toll-free 877.44.STAGE, 612.225.6244 (Group Sales) and online at www.guthrietheater.org.
The GUTHRIE THEATER (Joe Dowling, Director) was founded by Sir Tyrone Guthrie in 1963 and is an American center for theater performance, production, education and professional training. The Tony Award-winning Guthrie Theater is dedicated to producing the great works of dramatic literature, developing the work of contemporary playwrights and cultivating the next generation of theater artists. With annual attendance of nearly 500,000 people, the Guthrie Theater presents a mix of classic plays and contemporary work on its three stages. Under the artistic leadership of Joe Dowling since 1995, the Guthrie continues to set a national standard for excellence in theatrical production and performance. In 2006, the Guthrie opened its new home on the banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel, the Guthrie Theater houses three state-of-the-art stages, production facilities, classrooms and dramatic public lobbies. www.guthrietheater.org
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