Born with Teeth, about the relationship between Shakespeare and Marlowe, to play the Guthrie After Alley Theater Run

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Born with teeth, About the relationship between Shakespeare and Marlowe, to play the Guthrie After Alley Theater Run

Rob Melrose will once again direct Liz Duffy Adams’ play.

Matthew Amendt and Dylan Godwin in born with teeth at the Alley.
Lynn Lane


by Liz Duffy Adams born with teeth will play at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis next year following its recent world premiere at Houston’s Alley Theater.

Directed by Alley artistic director Rob Melrose, the production, which is part of the 2022-23 Guthrie season, will be presented from March 4 to April 2 on the McGuire Proscenium stage. The cast will be announced later.

Set in London in the 1590s, born with teeth follows Kit Marlowe and the up-and-coming William Shakespeare, who meet in the back room of a pub to collaborate on a cycle of history plays, navigate the perils of art under a totalitarian regime, and flirt like young people men with everything to lose.

Guthrie’s Artistic Director, Joseph Haj, said, “I had the great pleasure of seeing the world premiere of Liz Duffy Adams’ brilliant play at the Alley Theater last spring, and I’m delighted to bring the production at the Guthrie in 2023. born with teeth cleverly invites audiences to witness the intimate and provocative relationship between two of English literature’s greatest writers – Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare. Both entertaining and intellectually engaging, this imagined meeting of the minds will delight theatergoers and be an ideal companion to our production of Shakespeare. Hamlet.”

The creative team of born with teeth includes set designer Michael Locher, costume designer Alejo Vietti, lighting designer Carolina Ortiz Herrera and composer and sound designer Cliff Caruthers.

Visit GuthrieTheater.org.

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