The production, which explores the topic of aging, will play the Guthrie's Dowling Studio Nov. 27-Dec. 2. In a statement Keating said, "Mark Twain best described age as an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."
The Sense of Self, according to press notes, is a "collage of poems and opinion, essays and insights on the subject of age and aging. In a society where growing old is typically something to dread, mask and avoid at all costs, this personal reflection offers a delightfully differing viewpoint. . . . Borrowing from the works of great minds, including W.B. Yeats, Shakespeare, T.S. Eliot and Alfred Einstein, [Keating] examines the masters who have done it well, offering us insight on how to proceed with growing older and entering into the whole aging game."
A question-and-answer session will follow each 90-minute performance.
Charles Keating is best known for his work on "Brideshead Revisited" and the NBC serial "Another World." He was most recently seen on the Guthrie stage in the American premiere of Brian Friel's The Home Place.
Tickets, priced $10, are available by calling (613) 377-2224 or by visiting www.guthrietheater.org.