The Free Press, Mankato, MN


July 28, 2013

Locals make plans for upcoming Guthrie season

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


“Born Yesterday”

Nov. 23-Jan. 5, 2014, on the McGuire Proscenium Stage

From celebrated entertainer Garson Kanin — with a golden career spanning more than 60 years with credits including Tracy and Hepburn classics Adam’s Rib and Pat and Mike — comes this deliciously witty comedy about a corrupt businessman trying to get ahead.

“Tristan & Yseult”

Feb. 13-March 23, 2014, on the McGuire Proscenium Stage

This season marks the triumphant return of the acclaimed Kneehigh Theatre – best-known for their wildly popular and evocative adaptation of “Brief Encounter” – to present the celebrated show that catapulted them onto the national stage. King Mark of Cornwall is at war; he rules with his head not his heart. But he hasn’t counted on falling head over heels for his enemy’s sister Yseult or the arrival of the enigmatic Tristan.

“Freud’s Last Session”

Feb. 25-March 16, 2014, in Dowling Studio

“Freud’s Last Session” 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.

William Shakespeare’s “Othello”

March 8-April 20, 2014, on the Wurtele Thrust Stage

Shakespeare’s great tragedy of sweeping passions and murderous jealousy is a thrilling meditation about the power of love and the destructiveness of doubt and suspicion, triggered by one of literature’s most manipulative villains: Iago.

“Abe Lincoln and Uncle Tom in the White House”

March 21-April 6, 2014, in Dowling Studio

“Abe Lincoln and Uncle Tom in the White House” is a fantasy and meditation on the real and figurative intersection between political identity and literary image, a tale of suffering, self-discovery and redemption.

“The Mountaintop”

March 28-April 19, 2014, on the McGuire Proscenium Stage

A drama that reimagines events the night before the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: after he has just delivered one of his most memorable speeches, the arrival of a stranger sparks King to examine his history-changing achievements, his failures and his unfinished dreams.

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