Tickets are still available for the Guthrie Theatre production of Tom Stoppard’s The Invention of Love, which closes Nov. 19. Having started previews Oct. 20, the show will have had a total of 28 performances including four previews.
The Invention of Love reveals and explores British poet A.E. Houseman's unrequited passion for an Oxford classmate. Audience support has been strong for the show during recent London, San Francisco and Philadelphia runs. A Broadway mounting is also anticipated, with Robert Sean Leonard in the lead.
As reported earlier, Guthrie artistic director Joe Dowling has crafted a 2000-2001 season featuring works by Shakespeare, Albee, Ibsen, Stoppard and Kaufman and Hart as well as a new adaptation of Anouilh’s Leocadia and a new translation of Lorca’s Blood Wedding.
So far, Guthrie has presented Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, To Fool the Eye an adaptation of Anouilh's Leocadia, Edward Albee’s Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Tom Stoppard's The Invention of Love this season. Still to come are Suzan-Lori Parks' In the Blood, Lillian Garrett Groag’s new translation of Lorca's Blood Wedding, and a holiday run of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The Bard’s Twelfth Night returns to the repertory Jan. 12, 2001, followed by Edward Albee’s Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? which begins performances again on Feb. 24.
Guthrie’s holiday production, Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol, begins performances Nov. 18. Dickens’ 1843 tale has been adapted by Barbara Field and will run Nov. 18-Dec. 30. George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s 1930's favorite Once in a Lifetime, starts June 2, 2001. This final production of Guthrie’s mainstage season, Once in a Lifetime will be directed by Douglas Wager, who staged the Guthrie productions of You Can't Take It With You and Eugene O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness.
Off the mainstage and at the Guthrie Lab, a three-play subscription season is planned.
Federico Garcia Lorca’s Blood Wedding runs at the Guthrie Lab Jan. 26-Feb. 18, 2001. Family vendettas, bloody revenge and a sexually charged mix of prose, verse and fiery flamenco make up this production. Blood Wedding features a world premiere translation from Argentinean Lillian Garrett-Groag and direction by Chilean Marcela Lorca.
Suzan-Lori Parks’ new play In the Blood will run April 20-May 13, 2001, at the Guthrie Lab. Transforming Hawthone's Hester Prynne into Hester La Negrita, playwright Parks delves into society's blatant double standards for race, morality and gender.
The Guthrie Lab is located at 700 North First Street in the Minneapolis Warehouse District. The Guthrie Theater ticket office is located at 725 Vineland Place, in Minneapolis. For more information or to purchase tickets or subscriptions, call (612) 377-2224 or (TTY) 377-6626. Outside Minnesota, call toll-free at (877) 44-STAGE or 447-8243.