Wingert Will Star in Wasserstein's Third at the Guthrie | Playbill

News Wingert Will Star in Wasserstein's Third at the Guthrie
Guthrie veteran Sally Wingert will portray Laurie in the famed regional theatre's upcoming production of Wendy Wasserstein's Third.
Sally Wingert
Sally Wingert

Directed by Casey Stangl, performances will begin on the Guthrie's McGuire Proscenium Stage Feb. 16, 2008, with an official opening Feb. 22. The limited engagement will play through March 30. Joining Wingert onstage will be Raye Birk as Jack Jameson (Laurie's father), Emily Gunyou Halaas as Emily (Laurie's daughter), Angela Timberman as Nancy Gordon (Laurie's friend and colleague) and Tony Clarno as "Third."

Third, according to press notes, "tells the story of college professor Laurie Jameson, whose seemingly well-ordered life as a wife, mother and daughter is thrown into disarray when she accuses a student, a seemingly stereotypical jock nicknamed 'Third' of plagiarism. In challenging the student, she is forced to question her aggressively feminist ideology, standards and family relationships, bringing the play's central theme – the danger of becoming that very thing you have been battling against – full circle."

The creative team will also feature John Arnone (set designer), David Kay Mickelsen (costume designer), Marcus Dilliard (lighting designer), C. Andrew Mayer (sound designer), Jo Holcomb (dramaturg), Elisa Carlson (voice and speech coach), Marcela Lorca (movement), Martha Kulig (stage manager), Carin Bratlie (assistant director) and Jason Clusman (assistant stage manager).

The Guthrie is located at 818 South 2nd Street (at Chicago Avenue), in downtown Minneapolis. Tickets, priced $24 to $69, are available by calling (612) 377-2224. For more information visit

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