‘Juno,’ ‘Crucible’ in Dowling’s last Guthrie year

Guthrie Theater director Joe Dowling plans a mix of some of his favorite plays, new works and a classic American musical for his final season.


The Guthrie announced the lineup Thursday for its upcoming season, which will be Dowling’s last after 20 years with the theater.


Dowling will direct or co-direct three productions in the new season: Sean O’Casey’s “Juno and the Paycock,” Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible.”


The Guthrie kicks off the new season in September with “The White Snake,” an ancient Chinese fable written and directed by Tony winner Mary Zimmerman.


Also new to the Guthrie are Anne Washburn’s dark comedy “Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play,” about a post-disaster world where strangers re-create an episode of “The Simpsons,” and Meredith Willson’s popular musical, “The Music Man.”