The Guthrie welcomes back beloved stage and screen actor Charles Keating, who returns to the Dowling Studio next month for two nights in his highly-lauded one-man show I and I: The Sense of Self. Hailed by the Star Tribune as a "humorously transporting look at aging," the 90-minute personal reflection borrows works from great minds like W.B. Yeats, Shakespeare, T.S. Eliot and Albert Einstein to create an evening of quintessential Keating.
I and I: The Sense of Self is a collage of poems and opinions, essays and insights on the subject of age and aging. In a society where growing old is typically something to dread, mask and avoid at all costs, this personal reflection offers a delightfully differing viewpoint. "Mark Twain best described age as an issue of mind over matter," says Keating. "If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." He examines the masters who have done it well, offering us insight on how to proceed with growing older and entering into the whole aging game. An informal question and answer session will follow the performance.