April 18 - June 28, 2009
Theatre fans - gay and straight - are taking vacations, checking Priceline and friends for lodging, and otherwise bending their schedules to take in the most exciting theatre event of 2009.
That's because this spring the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis will present a landmark theater-wide celebration honoring the work of playwright Tony Kushner. Best known for his two-part epic Angels in America, Kushner is the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for drama, an Emmy Award, two Tony Awards and an Oscar nomination.
The celebration will feature three productions on three unique stages, including the Tony-nominated musical Caroline, or Change, the world premiere of The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures (commissioned by the Guthrie), and an extraordinary line up of five rarely seen works in tiny Kushner: An Evening of Short Plays. In addition, the Theater will offer a series of speakers, scholars and special events designed to fully examine and celebrate Kushner's body of work.
Saturday, April 18 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
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The opportunity to fully immerse yourself in all the Kushner Celebration has to offer comes on Extreme Kushner Weekends – Friday, May 22 through Sunday, May 24; and Friday, June 5 through Monday, June 8. In addition to seeing all three productions on these weekends, a theatergoer can participate in exciting programming before and after each show to deepen their experience, including Saturday Seminars and speaking engagements by Kevin M. Cathcart and Tony Kushner.
Extreme Kushner Weekends will also include free discussions in the Guthrie’s lobbies, which are open to the public. Talk Abouts are scheduled before and after the productions Friday through Sunday and are led by Guthrie staff, artists and special guests.
For more information on this and all the Guthrie offerings and events, check their website.