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Guthrie extends run of The 39 Steps

GUTHRIE’S SMASH HIT EXTENDS RUN!

THE 39 STEPS

ADDS FIVE PERFORMANCES

TO MEET BOX OFFICE DEMAND!

Now playing through December 26, 2010

on the McGuire Proscenium Stage at the Guthrie Theater

View production photos here:

http://www.guthrietheater.org/media_room/image_library/_39_steps

(Minneapolis/St. Paul) Due to overwhelming box office demand, the Guthrie Theater today announced the addition of five performances to the run of their smash hit production of The 39 Steps, a fast-paced and hilarious comedic thriller that celebrates the magic of theater. Originally scheduled to run through December 19, The 39 Steps is extended through December 26, with five added performances on sale now. This is the second time the Guthrie has added performances of this runaway box office hit since its opening week, when three shows were added.

Hailed by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine as “raucously silly” and “an endearing, laugh-a-minute production,” The 39 Steps features tour de force performances by a cast of four actors – Robert O. Berdahl as the intrepid hero Richard Hannay; Sarah Agnew as both Annabella Schmidt, a beautiful spy with a deadly secret, and Pamela, Hannay’s reluctant sidekick and love interest; and Jim Lichtscheidl and Luverne Seifert, two of Minnesota’s greatest comedic actors as more than 150 characters, putting their many skills to the test. Joel Sass (9 Parts of Desire, Pericles) directs the production City Pages calls “a pure delight!”

The 39 Steps continues performances at the Guthrie Theater through December 26.  Single tickets are on sale through the Guthrie Box Office at 612.377.2224, toll-free 877.44.STAGE, 612.225.6244 (Group Sales) and online at www.guthrietheater.org.

The celebrated New York production of The 39 Steps recently announced that it will conclude its Off-Broadway run on January 16, 2011, following over 1100 total performances in New York City.  For Off-Broadway information, visit www.39StepsNY.com.

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.

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