Guthrie The Other Place Theater, 1526 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Guthrie Other Place Theater

Photo from the Minneapolis Tribune, courtesy of the Guthrie Theater
Address: 1526 Harmon Place
Neighborhood/s: Loring Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota
City/locality-
State/province
Minneapolis, Minnesota
County-
State/province:
Hennepin County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year razed: Torn down for urban renewal - 1970s
Historic Function: Theater/concert hall

Loring Park Minneapolis Hennepin

Guthrie The Other Place Theater, 1526 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, Minnesota
(44.971579° N, 93.2850425° WLatitude: 44°58′17.684″N
Longitude: 93°17′6.153″W
)


One of the Guthrie's smaller experimental theater spaces from 1968-1971.

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History

In the late 1960s, Minneapolis’s Guthrie Theater began producing plays outside of its main theater, particularly smaller spaces that would allow a more intimate setting for the audience and actors. Along with staging productions at St. Paul’s Crawford-Livingston Theater, the Guthrie also established the 200-seat Other Place Theater in 1968.

Located at 1526 Harmon Place in Minneapolis two blocks from the Guthrie’s original location, The Other Place became a space to experiment with new forms of theater and new plays, staging productions such as Sam Shepard’s “Red Cross” and Harold Pinter’s “Silence and Landscape.”

While The Other Place was an artistic success, presenting three seasons, it became too much of a financial issue for the Guthrie to operate. It was closed in 1971 and eventually was torn down for urban renewal. However, The Other Place and Crawford-Livingston first sparked the Guthrie’s interest in varied performing spaces, eventually leading to its newest multi-stage location in 2006.

Productions at The Other Place 1968-1971 Seasons

1968

  • Blood of An Englishman by John Lewin
  • Charlie by Slawomir Mrozek
  • Hallowe'en by Leonard Melfi
  • Man with the Flower in His Mouth by Luigi Pirandello
  • Red Cross by Sam Shepard
  • Quirk Improvisations
  • The Indian Wants the Bronx by Israel Horovitz
  • Little Murders by Jules Feiffer
  • The Flying Doctor and The Jealous Husband by Moliere

1969

  • The Measures Taken by Bertolt Brecht
  • The Dutchman by LeRoi Jones
  • A Slight Ache by Harold Pinter
  • Krapp's Last Tape by Samuel Beckett
  • The Ghost Dancer by Fred Gaines

1970

  • Silence and Landscape by Harold Pinter
  • Don Perlimplin's Core for Belissa in His Garden by Federico Garcia Lorca
  • Kumaliza by C.L. Burton
  • The Madness of Lady Bright by Lanford Wilson
  • Stars and Stripes Forever by Fred Gaines
  • The Labyrinth by Fernando Arrabal
  • Winners by Brial Friel
  • Baal by Bertolt Brecht
  • Encore, Food for Thought and A Mild Case of Death by David Karr
  • Madam Popov and Wet Dream By God by Gladden Schrock


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Notes

  1. http://www.1968exhibit.org
  2. http://www.mnhs.org/index.htm
  3. http://www.guthrietheater.org/about_guthrie/theater_history
  4. Guilfoyle, Peg. The Guthrie Theater: Images, History, and Inside Stories. Minneapolis: Nodin Press, 2006.
  5. Levy, Simon. The Guthrie Theater. Minneapolis: The Theater, 1978. Print.
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