Guthrie to Welcome Back Charles Keating in I: THE SENSE OF SELF

The Guthrie welcomes back beloved stage and screen actor Charles Keating, who returns to the Dowling Studio next month for two nights in his highly-lauded one-man show I and I: The Sense of Self on November 16th and 17th, 2008. Hailed by the Star Tribune as a “humorously transporting look at aging,” the 90-minute personal reflection borrows works from great minds like W.B. Yeats, Shakespeare, T.S. Eliot and Albert Einstein to create an evening of quintessential Keating. Tickets are priced at $18 and go on sale Tuesday, October 28 through the Guthrie Box Office at 612.377.2224, toll-free 877.44.STAGE and online at www.guthrietheater.org.
 
I and I: The Sense of Self is a collage of poems and opinions, essays and insights on the subject of age and aging. In a society where growing old is typically something to dread, mask and avoid at all costs, this personal reflection offers a delightfully differing viewpoint. “Mark Twain best described age as an issue of mind over matter,” says Keating. “If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” He examines the masters who have done it well, offering us insight on how to proceed with growing older and entering into the whole aging game. An informal question and answer session will follow the performance.
 
Keating has appeared in numerous Guthrie productions, most recently as Clement O’Donnell in the 2007 American premiere of Brian Friel’s The Home Place. Perhaps best known for his work on the award-winning British television series “Brideshead Revisited” and the NBC soap “Another World,” his fan base spans generations around the globe.
 
About the Guthrie
The Guthrie Theater, founded in 1963, is an American center for theater performance, production, education and professional training. The Guthrie is dedicated to producing the great works of dramatic literature, developing the work of contemporary playwrights and cultivating the next generation of theater artists. Led by Director Joe Dowling since 1995, the Guthrie recently moved to their new three-theater home on the banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis.
 
The Guthrie is located at 818 South 2nd Street (at Chicago Avenue), in downtown Minneapolis. To purchase tickets or season subscriptions call the Guthrie Box Office between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily at 612.377.2224 or toll-free 877.44.STAGE. For more information, or to purchase tickets online, visit www.guthrietheater.org.




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