Tracie Bennett, Peter Michael Goetz, Dearbhla Molloy, et al. Set for Guthrie Theater Season
The season will include Joe Dowling's production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, starring Dearbhla Molloy (September 10-November 5); Marcela Lorca's production of Seamus Heaney's The Burial at Thebes (September 24-November 6); John Miller-Stephany's production of Brandon Thomas' classic British farce Charley's Aunt (November 26-January 15) starring John Skelley; and Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (January 14-February 26).
Up next will be Peter Quilter's award-winning musical drama about Judy Garland, End of the Rainbow, starring Tracie Bennett and directed by Terry Johnson (January 28-March 11); Christopher Luscombe's production of Noel Coward's farce Hay Fever (March 10-April 22); Dowling's production of Donald Margulies' drama Time Stands Still (April 7-May 20); the Penumbra Theatre Company's production of James Baldwin's The Amen Corner, directed by Lou Bellamy and starring Greta Oglesby (May 5-June 17).
Concluding the season will be the American premiere of the musical Roman Holiday, a stage adaptation of the legendary film with the songs of Cole Porter and a book by Paul Blake, to be directed by John Miller-Stephany (June 9-August 19), and Gary Gisselman's production of Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys, starring Raye Birk and Peter Michael Goetz (July 7-September 2).
The Guthrie will also produce three plays in the Dowling Studio next season, including Adam Rapp's The Edge of Our Bodies, directed by Benjamin McGovern (October 22-November 20); Rob Melrose's production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (January 14-February 5); and the 2009 stage adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's story The Birds, written by Conor McPherson and directed by Henry Wishcamper (February 25-April 8).
In addition, Dowling will again direct Crispin Whitell's adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol (November 19-December 30).