Heading the cast of the Williams masterwork is Armand Schultz as the Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon, the Episcopal minister who fights to keep his personal demons at bay. Directed by John Miller-Stephany, the company also includes Carlo Alban (Pancho), Michael Booth (Hank), Zach Curtis (Wolfgang), Wayne A. Evenson (Jake Latta), Kate Forbes (Hannah Jelkes), Joel Friedman (Nonno), Annelise Christ Gould (Hilda), Summer Hagen (Charlotte Goodall), Patricia Hodges (Maxine Faulk), Barbara Kingsley (Miss Judith Fellowes), Randy Sue Latimer (Frau Fahrenkopf), Michael Tezla (Herr Fahrenkopf) and Carlos Alberto Valencia (Pedro).
The Night of the Iguana begins previews Sept. 20 with an official opening scheduled for 26. The play will run through Oct. 19. In a statement Miller-Stephany — the Guthrie's Associate Artistic Director — said, "I find The Night of the Iguana to be the most personally satisfying of Williams’ major plays. Although the resolution is somewhat enigmatic, it is clearly not one that depicts the human condition with unremitting despair. And, as the story of the play unfolds at a time of great uncertainty for both the characters and the world at large, it seemed to me to be a very timely choice."
The creative team for Iguana comprises James Youmans, (set designer), Mathew J. LeFebvre (costume designer), Marcus Dilliard, (lighting designer), Scott W. Edwards (sound designer), Jo Holcomb (dramaturg), Marcela Lorca (movement), Elisa Carlson (voice and dialect consultant), Russell W. Johnson (stage manager), Ann K. Terlizzi (assistant stage manager) and Brian Balcom (assistant director).
The Guthrie Theater is located at 725 Vineland Place in Minneapolis, MN. Tickets — $13-$48 — are now available by calling (612) 377-2224 or (877) 44-STAGE. For more information, visit www.guthrietheater.org.
*In related news, the Guthrie will break ground for its new home on the Minneapolis Riverfront Sept. 8. Construction for the new $125 million national arts center for theatre arts and education will begin immediately following the ceremony. The opening of the new center is scheduled for May 7, 2006.