English actor Mark Rylance returns to the Guthrie, following performances with the all-male Shakespeare's Globe company (as Olivia in Twelfth Night and the Duke in Measure for Measure) and in the title role of Peer Gynt, with the world premiere of Nice Fish. Rylance has teamed up with Duluth-based poet Louis Jenkins for the story of two ice fishermen making one last trip for the season — and getting caught in a storm. Rylance wears multiple hats for the production, as he not only acts in and co-wrote the piece, but also shares directing duties with Claire van Kampen. This is not the first time Rylance has taken on multiple tasks in a production, and he has earned numerous accolades for his work, including a pair each of Tony and Olivier awards. The play is adapted from Jenkins's 1995 book, which won the Minnesota Book Award. Rylance is no stranger to Jenkins's work. He read poems by the author at each of his two Tony wins. Playing alongside Rylance's Ron is Jim Lichtscheidl as Eric. The cast also includes Emily Swallow, Chris Carlson, Bob Davis, and Tyson Forbes.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 7 p.m. Starts: April 6. Continues through May 18, 2013