For so-called “undesirables,” there weren’t many ways to survive World War II Berlin. Somehow, Charlotte Van Mahlsdorf, a transgender woman, found a way.
It’s been a wimpy winter so far, and Matt Rolland is glad to hear it.
“I know actors who have been at the Guthrie for 15 years and are still terrified of Shakespeare.”
The play, a fictional exploration of the Nickel Mines school shooting in 2006 in an Amish community in Pennsylvania, is a one-woman show, with Kami Sim portraying female and male characters of a variety of ages.
“Cooperating with Paul Simon was the greatest thing that ever happened to the group. I don’t think the group would be touring all around the world if it wasn’t for that cooperation. We needed someone to put us on the world stage.”
“The Lion in Winter” was not written by William Shakespeare.
The play is about the relationship between 21-year-old Leo, who suffers the sudden death of a friend while on a cross-country bicycle trip, and his 91-year-old grandmother, Vera, a former communist. The play was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for drama.