When Guthrie director Joe Dowling recently unveiled the main-stage slate for the upcoming 50th season, an online brouhaha was ignited over an alleged shortage of works reflective of gender and ethnic diversity at the storied institution. Even the Guthrie's most adamant social critics, however, will find much to appreciate over the next month as the theater hosts two productions explicitly grounded in the African-American experience. In addition to Carlyle Brown and Company's channeling of... More >>>