The March 20 broadcast (1 AM ET on WNET/Thirteen) will spotlight Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater. Guthrie artistic director Joe Dowling will lead "Theater Talk" co-hosts Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins around the theatre's complex on the banks of the Mississippi River, giving "'Theater Talk' a fascinating look at the Guthrie's multiple stages [and] all the work that goes on behind-the-scenes to maintain it as one of the most thriving and significant theaters in the world," according to press notes. Guthrie favorite, actor Charles Keating, will also recall his early years with the company and his work with the theatre's founder, Sir Tyrone Guthrie.
The March 27 broadcast (11:30 PM ET on WNET/Thirteen) will feature interviews with Ruined playwright Lynn Nottage and the play's star, Saidah Arrika Ekulona. The Manhattan Theatre Club and Goodman Theatre co-production of Ruined is currently playing New York City Center Stage I through April 19. The 30-minute broadcast will also include an interview with the newest member of the New York Drama Critics Circle, New York Post critic Elisabeth Vincentelli.
"Theater Talk" also airs on CUNY TV and in New Jersey on NJN.
"Theater Talk" is hosted by New York Post theatre columnist Michael Riedel and producer Susan Haskins. For more information visit www.theatertalk.org.
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