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July 28, 2013

Locals make plans for upcoming Guthrie season

Guthrie Theater announces 2013-14 season, including classics and contemporary pieces

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Kartheiser is best known as Pete Campbell on AMC’s period drama “Mad Men.”

Here’s a look at other upcoming shows in the 2013-14 Guthrie Theater season (with playbill descriptions):

“Moon Show 143”

Sept. 14-18 in Dowling Studio

Inspired by cultural moon myths and beliefs from around the world, “Moon Show 143” is a theatrical duet combining live and recorded sound, puppets, and movement.

Anton Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya”

Sept. 14-Oct. 27, on the Wurtele Thrust Stage

Joe Dowling directs a brand new, stripped-down version of Chekhov’s 1899 classic. Vanya and his niece Sonya work their small country estate, living frugally and keeping their emotions tightly reined in. The return of Vanya’s brother-in-law with his beautiful second wife Elena unlocks hidden passions as the entire family is thrown into turmoil.

“How to be a Korean Woman”

Sept. 19-22 in Dowling Studio

“How to Be a Korean Woman” is a hilarious and poignant one-woman show about an adoptee’s reunion with her birth family.

“Tribes”

Oct. 5-Nov. 10 on the McGuire Proscenium Stage

Billy is a young man born deaf and raised in a loud, opinionated family that talks constantly. Not only have his parents and siblings never bothered to learn sign language, neither has Billy, who has had to adapt to the hearing world. Then he meets Sylvia, a young woman from a deaf family who introduces him to sign language.

“Skiing on Broken Glass”

Oct. 29-Nov. 17 in Dowling Studio

“Skiing on Broken Glass” depicts the story of a lonely writer and a mysterious young male escort who find themselves in an unlikely relationship.

Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”

Nov. 14-Dec. 29 on the Wurtele Thrust Stage

The perennial favorite that received a new adaptation by Crispin Whittell in 2010 continues the Guthrie’s holiday tradition for the 39th year. J.C. Cutler will play the role of Ebenezer Scrooge for the third time, following acclaimed performances the last two years.

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