By Andrew Gans
03 May 2013
|Photo by T. Charles Erickson|
Crispin Whittell's bittersweet romance, which is based upon the novel "Home of the Gentry" by Ivan Turgenev, is directed by Tony winner Roger Rees. Performances continue through June 15.
The cast features Kyle Fabel as Theodore Lavretsky, Suzy Kohane as Liza and Sally Wingert as Maria with Christian L. Bardin as A Maid from Mtsensk, Candace Barrett Birk as Martha, Tom Bloom as Lemm, Nathaniel Fuller as The Retainer at Vasilyevskoye, Hugh Kennedy as Panshin, Ann Michels as A Lady from St. Petersburg and Jim Stanek as Mikhalevich.
"The story of Lavretsky, who returns to his run-down estate in Russia to escape from his life in Paris, The Primrose Path," according to the Guthrie, "is a tale of passion and change that combines wit and humor with a profound and compelling romance. After Lavretsky meets the young and beautiful Liza, whose grace and spirituality captivate his previously jaded spirit, he is torn between the weight of his past and an optimistic vision that may or may not come to pass."
Single tickets start at $29 and are on sale through the Guthrie box office at (612) 377-2224 and online at guthrietheater.org.