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818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401

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818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Year opened: 1963

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Founded in 1963 the Guthrie set out to produce and house the best talent away from the pressures of Broadway, and performs across two main performance stages. In 2006, the Guthrie finished construction of a new $125 million theater complex along the Mississippi in downtown Minneapolis and also features the cantilever "Endless Bridge" which visitors can visit during daytime hours for stunning views across the city.

Upcoming Highlights

  • The Cocoanuts

    Booking until Jan 03

  • Pericles

    Opens Feb 06, 2016

  • Trouble In Mind

    Opens May 07, 2016

  • South Pacific

    Opens Jun 18, 2016

  • Disgraced

    Opens Jul 16, 2016

The Cocoanuts

Mcguire Proscenium Stage

Until January 3, 2016

A perfect musical comedy farce to chase away the winter chills, this Irving Berlin musical sees the Marx Brothers feature in their very own show! With Groucho Marx owning a down and out hotel in Florida, he spends his days trying to sell bad property to wealthy Northern folk, and trying to marry rich young heiresses to secure his fortune. One day, it all seems to come to fruition - right up until his chaotic brothers decide to pay a visit!


Wurtele Thrust Stage

February 6-12, 2016

William Shakespeare's first adventure romance is helmed by incoming artistic director Joseph Haj, in a tale that defies convention, belief and trusts in the power of miracles. Pursued by an evil rival king, our hero Pericles is hunted from port to port in a range of exotic locales. Along the way, he falls in love and marries a beautiful girl; but during a raging storm, both she and their baby daughter are washed overboard. Consumed by grief, he is about to give up everything; until the power of miracles reunites them. For those who love their happily ever afters!

Trouble In Mind

Mcguire Proscenium Stage

May 7-June 5, 2016

A blistering exploration of racial tensions within the theater world, Alice Childress' seminal play takes place during the less enlightened 1950s era is a semi-satirical backstage comedy, but one that remains startlingly relevant today. When the first integrated play is about to open on Broadway, racial tensions between the black and white players surface, and one African-American actress has a stark choice to make when it comes to chasing her dream role as a lead.

South Pacific

Wurtele Thrust Stage

June 18-August 28, 2016

I'm gonna go wash that man right outta my hair....well, that's the plan anyway for our heroine Nellie Forbush, a naive U.S. Navy nurse from Little Rock, Arkansas, when she falls in love with Emile de Becque, a French plantation owner on an unnamed South Pacific island. Rodger and Hammerstein's enduring tale of love in the face of prejudice and war that enjoyed critical and box-office success when it premiered on Broadway in 1949.


Mcguire Proscenium Stage

July 16-August 28, 2016

Ayad Akhtar's 2013 Pulitzer Prize winner, and 2015 Tony Award nominated Best Play about social prejudices explodes onto the stage at the Guthrie Stage. The play follows an ill-fated dinner party held by Pakistan-American lawyer Amir and his wife Emily. The evening starts off pleasantly enough, however as the drinks flow and the clock ticks, racial tensions come to the fore and culminate in a drastic action taken by Amir which will have serious consequences for himself.

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