Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Winter's Tale at The Guthrie:
Half-Price Tickets for Bardfilm's Readers

The Winter's Tale. Dir. Jonathan Munby. Perf. Ansa Akyea, Christina Baldwin, Raye Birk, Helen Carey, John Catron, Bob Davis, Sean Michael Dooley, Tyson Forbes, Emily Gunyou Halaas, Michael Hayden, Michael Thomas Holmes, Juan Rivera Lebron, Bill McCallum, Michelle O'Neill, Suzanne Warmanen, Christine Weber, Stephen Yoakam, Noah Coon,and Devon Solwold. Guthrie Theatre Company. Minneapolis. 29 January—27 March 2011.
In two days, the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis starts its run of The Winter's Tale, and I couldn't be more thrilled.

Among the Guthrie's recent stellar productions are Macbeth (for which, q.v.), Two Gentlemen of Verona (for which, q.v.), and A Midsummer Night's Dream (for which, q.v.). Guthrie productions are always stunning, interesting, and well-acted. The vitality of the performances fills the incredible performance space. I anticipate great things for this season's Winter's Tale.

And that's one reason why I'm pleased beyond belief to extend this generous offer to Bardfilm's readers on behalf of The Guthrie Theatre:

Re-Imagine Once Upon a Time . . .
Tragedy collides with comedy in this fairy tale that balances two worlds filled with music and dance: Sicilia resembling the Kennedy-era White House, and Bohemia capturing the freedom of rural Minnesota. Suspecting his wife has committed adultery with his childhood friend and consumed with unfounded jealousy, King Leontes of Sicilia abandons her and their newborn child, turning their royal dream into a nightmare. Sixteen years later the child has grown into a free-spirited young woman in Bohemia and unknowingly falls in love with the son of her father’s friend. But a twist of fate leads to long-kept secrets revealed and the family is reunited in a homecoming like never imagined.

Visit to view a performance calendar.

Call the Guthrie Box Office at 612.377.2224, and mention “Bardfilm” to receive this offer. Not valid online, with other offers, or on previously purchased tickets. Handling fees may apply. Offer non-transferable.

Photo Credit: Guthrie Exterior by Sally Wagner.

If you're in the Twin Cities—if you're anywhere near the Twin Cities—plan to see this play! I genuinely hope that the discount tickets will help. Think of this offer as a coupon for the imagination.

Here's the calendar where you can choose the performance that best fits your schedule.

This production will be truly remarkable. I can't wait to see Antigonus exit, pursued by a bear, into rural Minnesota.
Links: The Play at the Guthrie Theater.


e. meritus prauf said...

Kudos to Bardfilm for being selected by the Guthrie to favor its readers with such a good deal. Would that I could take advantage of this amazing offer but distance and other commitments mean I will have to give it a pass. The geographical relocations are intriguing, and I would love to see the famous Antigonus exit into rural Minnesota pursued by a badger.

Anonymous said...

I loved visiting the Guthrie even when there was no play, but will not be able to attend this performance.

However, I have heard that there is to be an excellent Shakespeare performance on June 9. I'll be there!

A. Lert Wreeder

Dan said...

KJ, The Guthrie said they need a voucher to redeem half price tickets? Any Idea's

kj said...

I'm afraid I don't know about any voucher, Dan. All I know is listed above—calling the ticket office and mentioning Bardfilm should, as far as I can tell, work.

I'll mention this to my contact, though, to see what's up!



kj said...


If you e-mail me your contact information (you can find a link to e-mail me under my complete profile), I'll connect you to the ticket office. The box office isn't sure what happened, as no voucher should be required for this offer.



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