Michael Learned and Edward Herrmann Cast in Guthrie's Body of Water

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Casting has been announced for Lee Blessing's A Body of Water, which will play Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater next month.
Michael Learned
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The three-person company will feature Edward Herrmann as Moss, Michael Learned as Avis and Michelle O'Neill as Wren. Directed by Ethan McSweeny, Body of Water will play the Guthrie Lab June 11-July 3. A Body of Water, according to the Guthrie's website, concerns "a man and a woman [who] wake up one morning and find themselves wearing unfamiliar robes in a strange house atop a mountain surrounded by water. The air is clear, the view exquisite, but they have no idea where they are or how they got there. To make matters worse, they have no idea who they are. Apparently they slept together, but are they husband and wife? Is this their house or are they guests? And if they’re guests, of whom? As they consider the possibilities, their mood shifts from bemused concern to anxious despair. Then a young woman appears in a jogging suit and presents them with a greater problem: did they murder their 11-year-old daughter?"

The creative team for A Body of Water comprises Michael Sims (set designer), Rich Hamson (costume designer), Matthew Reinert (lighting designer), Michael Roth (sound designer), Amy Wegener (dramaturgy) and Matthew Patrick (assistant director).

Edward Herrmann won a Tony Award for his performance in Mrs. Warren's Profession and was also nominated for his work in Plenty. His other Broadway credits include The Deep Blue Sea, Love Letters, The Philadelphia Story and Moonchildren.

Best known for her Emmy Award-winning work on "The Waltons," Michael Learned has appeared on Broadway in Gore Vidal's The Best Man, The Sisters Rosensweig, The Loves of Anatol and Three Sisters.

The Guthrie Lab is located at 700 North First Street in Minneapolis, MN. Tickets are available by calling (612) 377-2224 or by visiting www.guthrietheater.org.

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