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John Skelley to Star in HAMLET and ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD at the Guthrie; Cast Announced!

Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead are directed by The Acting Company's Artistic Director Ian Belknap and John Rando respectively. The creative team for both productions includes Neil Patel (Set Design), Candice Donnelly (Costume Design), Greg Goff (Lighting Design), Michael Kiley (Music and Sound Designer), Elizabeth Smith (Voice and Speech Consultant) and Felix Ivanoff (Fight Director). The Property Masters for Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead are Faye Armon-Troncoso and Annie Heath respectively.

The company is also joined on tour by Gina Noele Odierno (Production Stage Manager), Brandon Curtis (Assistant Stage Manager) and Devin Brain (Staff Repertory Director).

The GUTHRIE THEATER (Joe Dowling, Director) was founded by Sir Tyrone Guthrie in 1963 and is an American center for theater performance, production, education and professional training. The Tony Award-winning Guthrie Theater is dedicated to producing the great works of dramatic literature, developing the work of contemporary playwrights and cultivating the next generation of theater artists. With annual attendance of nearly 500,000 people, the Guthrie Theater presents a mix of classic plays and contemporary work on its three stages. Under the artistic leadership of Joe Dowling since 1995, the Guthrie continues to set a national standard for excellence in theatrical production and performance. In 2006, the Guthrie opened its new home on the banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel, the Guthrie Theater houses three state-of-the-art stages, production facilities, classrooms and dramatic public lobbies. www.guthrietheater.org

THE ACTING COMPANY was founded in 1972 by Margot Harley and legendary producer and actor John Houseman with Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone and others in the first graduating class of Juilliard's Drama Division. Since then it has performed 131 plays to audiences in 48 states and 10 foreign countries. In addition to Kline and LuPone, its alumni include Frances Conroy, Jeffrey Wright, Harriet Harris, Jesse L. Martin, David Ogden Stiers, Richard Ooms, Richard Iglewski, Keith David and Rainn Wilson. The Acting Company was honored in 2003 with a Tony Award for Excellence in Theater. Its artistic director is Ian Belknap.

Performance Dates: April 22 - May 4, 2014. Opening Night: Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead). Performance Times: Tuesday through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. Matinees on selected Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Matinees on selected Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. Visit www.guthrietheater.org for the complete performance schedule.

The Guthrie Theater - McGuire Proscenium is located at 818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415. Pricing: Single tickets priced $20 - $45 (Discounts for children, students and seniors available). Tickets may be purchased online at www.guthrietheater.org, or by calling the Guthrie Box Office: 612.377.2224 or 877.44.STAGE. Box Office hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on non-performance days). Closed Mondays. Group Sales: 612.225.6244 or 877.225.6211.

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