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Kathleen Chalfant, Michael Cristofer, Stephen Spinella, and More Set for The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide logo
Michael Cristofer
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Full cast and creative team information has been announced for the world premiere of Tony Kushner's The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, to play the Guthrie Theatre, May 15-June 28, with an opening set for May 22. Michael Greif will direct.

The centerpiece of the Guthrie's celebration of Kushner's works, the play looks at the life of a 20th-century thinker, retired longshoreman Gus Marcantonio, who's feeling confused and defeated by the 21st century. In summer 2007, he invites his sister and his three children (who in turn bring along spouses, ex-spouses, lovers and more) to a most unusual family reunion in their Brooklyn brownstone.

The play will star Michael Cristofer as Gus, along with previously announced cast members Kathleen Chalfant as Gus' sister Bennie, Stephen Spinella as his son Pill, Linda Emond as his daughter Empty, and Ron Menzel as his son Vito. The cast will also feature Michael Potts as Pill's husband Paul Pierce, Michael Esper as Pill's paid lover Eli Wolcott, Mark Benninghofen as Empty's ex-husband Adam Butler, Charity Jones as Empty's lover Maeve, Sun Mee Chomet as Vito's wife Sooze, and Michelle O'Neill.

The creative team will include Mark Wendland (set), Clint Ramos (costumes), Kevin Adams (lighting), Ken Travis (sound), and Michael Friedman (music).

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