The Guthrie Theater is excited to once again offer the friends of IamMoody $20 tickets to two of Tony Kushner plays this Summer.
The first IamMoody night is Thursday, June 4 to watch “The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide To Capitalism And Socialism With A Key To The Scriptures”
The following week on Thursday, June 11 we will gather again to watch “Caroline, Or Change” on the Wurtele Thrust Stage.
We will have a Happy Hour at the bar outside the Level Five Cafe with select drink specials and appetizers will be available. Come with friends and meet new ones.
To reserve your tickets call 612.377.2224 and mention code “A83” when purchasing. These tickets normally can go for between $29 – $64 per ticket.
The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide To Capitalism And Socialism With A Key To The Scriptures
Written by Tony Kushner
Directed by Michael Greif
The title of Tony Kushner’s new play is inspired by two 19th-century thinkers and their works — George Bernard Shaw’s The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism and Capitalism and Mary Baker Eddy’s Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. The play looks at the life of a 20th-century thinker, retired longshoreman Gus Marcantonio (filmmaker, actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Michael Cristofer), who’s feeling confused and defeated by the 21st century. In summer 2007, he invites his sister and his three children (who in turn bring along spouses, ex-spouses, lovers and more) to a most unusual family reunion in their Brooklyn brownstone.
With humor and passion, the play examines the importance of connectedness and belonging – to a family, a community, a group, an ideology, a marriage – and what happens when those connections are lost.
This production contains strong language, sexual situations, smoking and nudity.
Caroline, Or Change
Book and lyrics by Tony Kushner
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Directed by Marcela Lorca
Set in 1963 Louisiana, against the backdrop of the civil rights movement, Kennedy’s assassination and the Vietnam war, this Tony-nominated musical centers on Caroline Thibodeaux, a divorced African American maid and Noah Gellman, the eight-year-old son of the Jewish family for whom she works. When Caroline finds loose change in Noah’s pants pockets at laundry time, Noah’s stepmother Rose tells her to keep it to teach him a lesson and to treat her four children. Yet the acceptance of change – from taking money from a child to coping with memories of the past – does not come easily and threatens to crush Caroline’s relationships and spirit. It’s finally through her independent teenage daughter’s vision and strength that Caroline realizes that change can, in fact, set her free.
Featuring a virtuosic score by Jeanine Tesori (Shrek the Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie), it blends blues, gospel and traditional Jewish melodies, creating a breathtaking medium for Kushner’s provocative and personal story. When Caroline, or Change opened in New York, Frank Rich of The New York Times called the musical “extraordinary” and Time magazine noted “the score is almost entirely sung through — but with a story so grounded in the ordinary details of life in a specific place and time that it almost seems to have discovered a new genre.”
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