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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

(Continued)

“Hamlet” and “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead”

April 22-May 4, 2014, on the McGuire Proscenium Stage

The partnership between the Guthrie and The Acting Company enters its sixth year and provides an amazing training ground for up-and-coming actors to showcase their talents. “Hamlet” – Shakespeare’s story of a Danish prince’s search for vengeance, justice and truth – will play in repertory with Tom Stoppard’s “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead,” a reworking of the same tragedy from the point of view of two minor characters and their static existence in a world beyond their comprehension.

“Crimes of the Heart”

May 3-June 15, 2014 on the Wurtele Thrust Stage

In this deeply touching Southern Gothic screwball comedy, three young Mississippi sisters gather in their hometown to await news of their hospitalized grandfather. With troubles in life and with the law, the Magrath sisters navigate their pasts to seize the future in an imaginative and touching story.

“The Three Musketeers”

May 9-25, 2014, in Dowling Studio

D’Artagnan yearns to join the King’s Musketeers. But will his sharp sword and quick wit let him survive Paris’ labyrinth of intrigue, slander and duels, and the mysterious “Milady?” A swashbuckling adventure for the stage.

“Our Country’s Good,”

May 21-June 29, 2014, on the McGuire Proscenium Stage

In the penal colony of Sydney in 1789 a ragtag cast of convicts puts on a play under the guidance of an earnest young marine officer. As the barriers between captors and captives break down, they start to discover each other, both onstage and behind the scenes.

“My Fair Lady”

June 28-Aug. 31, 2014, on the Wurtele Thrust Stage

You know the story, the songs and the characters, now see them come to life for the first time in Guthrie history. Professor Henry Higgins loves language. Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle yearns to speak like a lady. Sparks fly when his curiosity and her determination launch a daring social experiment designed to turn a lower-class ugly duckling into a high-society swan – with unexpected results for both of them.

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