GUTHRIE THEATER CELEBRATES
2010: A YEAR IN PICTURES
TAKE A LOOK BACK AT THE 21 MEMORABLE PRODUCTIONS FROM THE PAST 12 MONTHS
(Minneapolis/St. Paul) With a lineup of 21 memorable productions and presentations entertaining audiences from all corners of the globe, the Guthrie Theater has been a hub of non-stop activity during the past 12 months. As we close the year on yet another high note, with our sold-out run of The 39 Steps and all-new production of our holiday classic A Christmas Carol, we fondly remember Joe Dowling’s lean and muscular production of Macbeth, Kneehigh Theatre’s bubbly Brief Encounter, David Henry Hwang’s stunning M. Butterfly, Rebecca Gilman’s deftly fresh Dollhouse, the powerfully provocative Broadway-bound engagement of The Scottsboro Boys, John Miller-Stephany’s vivid staging of A Streetcar Named Desire, and the sweeping world premiere of The Master Butchers Singing Club.
We remember our exciting partnerships with London’s Tricycle Theatre (which brought its epic theatrical event The Great Game: Afghanistan to Guthrie audiences and played gracious host in London to the Guthrie/Berkeley Repertory production of Tiny Kushner), The Acting Company’s Romeo and Juliet and the National Theatre’s groundbreaking NT Live series.
The Guthrie also continued to play host to engaging Dowling Studio productions with our regional premiere of Annie Baker’s OBIE-winning Circle Mirror Transformation and the Guthrie Experience for Actors in Training collaborative piece, Macondo, in addition to presentations from local companies, including Mu Performing Arts, Theater Latté Da, Producing House, Four Humors Theater, Sandbox Theatre, Lamb Lays with Lion and New Theatre Group.
As the year comes to a close, the Guthrie gives thanks to the remarkable accomplishments of our artists, crew, staff and volunteers, as we prepares to present another busy and bright year of artistically gratifying experiences to audiences in Minneapolis and around the country, fulfilling our promise to be an American center for theater performance, production, education and professional training.
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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