MINNEAPOLIS: The Guthrie Theater has announced that it will reopen its facility to the public on July 8, ahead of its 2021-22 season beginning in October.
“After a year marked by the profound loss of lives and livelihoods due to the pandemic, it brings me great hope to share our reopening plans with the community and know that we will be gathering at the theatre again soon,” artistic director Joseph Haj said in a statement. “There is much work ahead as we rebuild the organization, but we are grateful for the incredible support we’ve received from so many and look forward to emerging from these challenging times together.”
Beginning July 8, the Guthrie’s lobbies will be open to the public Thursdays through Sundays. Food and beverage service will remain paused, but summertime destinations like the outdoor Jundt Terrace on the Endless Bridge will be available to guests. The Guthrie has also installed high-efficiency MERV 13 air filters to help ensure the health and safety of staff and guests.
Details regarding the October production on the McGuire Proscenium and the subsequent five-play season will be announced in June. Lavina Jadhwani’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol begins previews Nov. 8, directed by Haj.
The Guthrie Theater is an American center for theatre in Minneapolis dedicated to producing a mix of classic and contemporary plays and cultivating the next generation of theatre artists. The Guthrie is guided by the core values of artistic excellence, community, fiscal responsibility, and equity, diversity, and inclusion.
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