The production was collaboratively created by Jon Ferguson and an ensemble of performers: Jason Ballweber, Julia Fairbanks, Tyson Forbes, Sophie Gori, Rebecca Hurd, Emily King, Elise Langer, Megan Odell, Sara Richardson, Anthony Sarnicki, Paul Sommers and Dario Tangleson. Also directed by Ferguson, Super Monkey will officially open Sept. 19.
The Guthrie describes the new work as such: "Super Monkey tells the story of a doorman and the inhabitants that populate his building. His only wish is to make everyone who passes through the front door happy, if only for one moment. But in the constant stream of residents, workers, children and bypassers, no one connects with one another. Through Super Monkey, award-winning theatre maker Jon Ferguson has constructed a visual and physical modern farce to dissect the fear of the unknown, our obsession with wanting more, and the act of building both structural and personal façades to achieve happiness."
For tickets, priced $18-$30, call (612) 377-2224 or visit www.guthrietheater.org.
The Guthrie is located at 818 South 2nd Street (at Chicago Avenue) in downtown Minneapolis.