Liz Duffy Adams' Born With Teeth will play Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater next year following its recent world premiere at Houston's Alley Theatre.
Directed by Alley Artistic Director Rob Melrose, the production, part of the 2022-23 Guthrie season, will be presented March 4–April 2 on the McGuire Proscenium Stage. Casting will be announced at a later time.
Set in London in the 1590s, Born With Teeth follows Kit Marlowe and up-and-comer William Shakespeare, who meet in the back room of a pub to collaborate on a history play cycle, navigate the perils of art under a totalitarian regime, and flirt like young men with everything to lose.
Guthrie Artistic Director Joseph Haj said, “I had the great pleasure of seeing the world premiere of Liz Duffy Adams’ brilliant play at the Alley Theatre last spring, and I’m thrilled to bring the production to the Guthrie in 2023. Born With Teeth cleverly invites the audience to witness the intimate, provocative relationship between two of the greatest writers in English literature — Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare. Both entertaining and intellectually engaging, this imagined meeting of the minds will delight theatregoers and be an ideal companion to our production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.”
The creative team for Born With Teeth includes scenic designer Michael Locher, costume designer Alejo Vietti, lighting designer Carolina Ortiz Herrera, and composer and sound designer Cliff Caruthers.