Guthrie Theater extends run of “Brief Encounter”


“Brief Encounter” runs through April 10 at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.

Kneehigh Theatre’s production of Brief Encounter is adding another six shows to its scheduled run at the Guthrie Theater.

It’s not hard to see why. The show, based on the work of Noel Coward, is reimagined by director Emma Rice into something that combines theater, music and film into a seamless, romantic whole. The cast often moves as one, thrown back by the surging waves of love, or shaken by a thundering train. Love is a beautiful thing, and while the main couple knows their love cannot last, we simultaneously see other couples on stage delight in their own love stories.

The British company Kneehigh Theatre has received rave reviews at its other two American tour stops – San Francisco and New York – and Minnesota theater critics have followed suit with the accolades.

The Guthrie is also adding two shows to the run of “Coward’s Women,” a musical celebration of Noël Coward and the women who influenced him.

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