Venue Details

144 Star Starred
Guthrie Theater - Wurtele Thrust Stage
818 South Second St. Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 377-2224
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Member Tips

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Don't go
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Found a street spot about a block away
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Not s much music as I anticipated
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Goldstar Member
Great show and acting! Must see!
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Capris
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Barbara Wallace
It would be nice if people dressed up for the theater.
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.2 average rating
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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 14 2012

This play is too wordy and way too long. The singers and choir are great, and there were two or three stand-out acting performances, but the pace needed to be faster. I was a little disappointed overall for a Guthrie play.

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 14 2012

A very professional production.....an insightful look at the fifties and a typical church for African Americans. Wonderful acting. Loved it.

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More Information

Website

http://www.guthrietheater.org/plays_events/plays/_amen_corner

Description

The Twin Cities’ own Greta Oglesby returns to the Guthrie thrust stage for the first time since her groundbreaking portrayal in Caroline, or Change — a performance critics hailed as “pitch-perfect,” “brilliant,” and the “performance of a lifetime” — to play the charismatic Sister Margaret Alexander in James Baldwin’s inspiring play with music. The fiery and unfaltering Sister Margaret, leader of a devoted congregation in Harlem, has dedicated years of her life to serving the Lord. But when her son unexpectedly reunites her with her estranged husband, a jazz musician, she risks losing her standing in the church and the son she has tried to keep on a religious path. Produced by Penumbra Theatre Company and directed by Penumbra’s founder and artistic director Lou Bellamy, The Amen Corner features music by a nine-member gospel choir from Minneapolis’ Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church. Don’t miss this exultant, soul-stirring masterpiece about earthly imperfection and the connection between faith and family.  

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The show’s running time is three hours and five minutes, including one intermission. _

About the Ticket Supplier: Guthrie Theater

The Guthrie Theater, founded in 1963, is an American center for theater performance, production, education and professional training. By presenting both classical literature and new work from diverse cultures, the Guthrie illuminates the common humanity connecting Minnesota to the peoples of the world.