Previews begin Jan. 14 for the Guthrie Theatre production of George Bernard Shaw's comic farce Misalliance in Minneapolis. Misalliance opens officially Jan. 19 and runs through Feb 13.
Guthrie's guest director for the production is Shaw advocate, Neil Munro, the award-winning resident director of Canada's Shaw Festival. This abstract double shot -- director and playwright -- makes for a compelling Shaw influence that will no doubt inform the "riotous kaleidoscope of comedy." Shaw described the play as one of his "masterpieces."
The cast for the production includes Barbara Bryne, who began her career in England and then went on to perform on Broadway in such shows as Into the Woods and Sunday in the Park With George as well as Off-Broadway in Entertaining Mr. Sloan. Also featured in the cast are Edwin C. Owens, Scott Ferrara, Heather Robison, as well as newcomers Adam Stein, Dennis Creaghan, Bill McCallium, Casy Stewart-Lindley and Jim Lichtscheidl.
The creative/production team also includes set and costume designer Peter Hartwell, lighting designer Matt Reinert, sound designer Scott Edwards, voice and dialect supervision by Gillian Lane-Plescia, fight consultant Michael J, Anderson and dramaturg Jason Brown.
Tickets range from $16 - $39. For more information call (612) 377 2224. -- By Murdoch McBride