Olivier Award-winning director David Thacker will make his United States directing debut at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, with Arthur Miller's The Price, running Feb. 2-March 29.
Thacker's interest in the works of Arthur Miller has inspired him to direct six of the playwright's works, including Broken Glass, which won the 1994 Laurence Olivier Play of the Year award. The production was subsequently produced in Tel-Aviv, and televised for the BBC starring Mandy Patinkin.
Thacker was company director in residence at the Royal National Theatre for two years, where he won the 1991 Olivier Award for Best Director and Best Revival for his production of Pericles. He served as director of The Young Vic from 1984-93, and has also directed Ibsen's A Doll's House and Shakespeare's Measure for Measure for television.
The Price is about two brothers who open up old family wounds, when gathering to divide their late father's belongings.
Tickets are now on sale for The Price, and A Midsummer Night's Dream, which runs in rep with Price. Tickets are $12-42. Call (612) 377-2224 for tickets, or 1-800-848-4912 if outside Minnesota. -- By Blair Glaser