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Guthrie Theater - Wurtele Thrust Stage
818 South Second St. Minneapolis, MN 55415
612-377-2224
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4.2 / 5 Rated by 19 members
Review from Goldstar Member
12 events 5 reviews

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.

reviewed Jun 14 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from SHirley Russell
8 events 4 reviews

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

reviewed Jun 14 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
7 events 4 reviews

Great play!

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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. _

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