Michael Booth & David Darrow to Lead Guthrie's SKIING ON BROKEN GLASS; Full Cast & Creative Team Announced

The Guthrie Theater today announced the cast and creative team for David Goldstein's moving drama Skiing on Broken Glass. The play premiered in the 2010 Minnesota Fringe Festival to sold-out crowds and was selected for the Fringe Encore series. Guthrie Artistic Director Joe Dowling helms a new, expanded version of the play featuring additional characters and accompanying storylines. Skiing on Broken Glass begins performances in the Dowling Studio on October 29.

Mark Alexander (Michael Booth, Guthrie: Much Ado About Nothing, Arsenic and Old Lace) is a lonely writer still hurting from his partner's death some years before. Then he meets Todd (David Darrow in his Guthrie debut), an enigmatic young male escort whose charm and resilience attract and impress Mark, but whose past remains murky. After Todd has a nearly fatal accident, Mark is determined to help him out. Soon the two find themselves in an unlikely relationship that neither really understands-and that will either heal them both or tear them to shreds.

Skiing on Broken Glass also features the talents of Michelle O'Neill (Guthrie: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Winter's Tale) in the role of Edith-Mark's longtime friend and confidante-and Bill McCallum (Guthrie: Clybourne Park, Time Stands Still) as Thomas, Edith's high-powered fiancé.

The artistic team includes Michael Hoover (Set Designer), Christine A. Richardson (Costume Designer), Ryan Connealy (Lighting Designer), Montana Johnson (Sound Designer), Jo Holcomb (Dramaturg) and Justin Hossle (Stage Manager).

Skiing on Broken Glass begins preview performances on October 29, opens November 1 and continues through November 17 in the Dowling Studio at the Guthrie Theater. Single tickets start at $24 and are now on sale through the Guthrie Box Office at 612.377.2224, toll-free 877.44.STAGE, 612.225.6244 (Group Sales) and online atwww.guthrietheater.org.

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.

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