The Guthrie Theater presents
a Theatre Forever production of
The Nature Crown
conceived and directed by Jon Ferguson
with text by Dominic Orlando
created with the ensemble.

Previews begin March 20; Opening night March 21; Playing through April 5, 2015


Theatre Forever's The Nature Crown is a celebratory narrative event exploring origin, innocence, community and change. This world premiere is told through the eyes of a stranger who, at a crossroads in his life, finds himself jolted from his reality and lost in the woods. With only a broken briefcase and a sad potted plant, he finds -- at the center of it all -- a village within his own heart.

Highly physical, comic and poetic, this new work marks award-winning director and playmaker Jon Ferguson's return to the Dowling Studio following his celebrated Super Monkey in 2009. The company's special brand of playful, irreverent and imaginative work features some of the Twin Cities most exciting actors, musicians and theater-makers -- an event not to be missed!

The Nature Crown ensemble includes: Christian Bardin (Assistant Director), Lauren Rae Anderson, Aimee K. Bryant, Alexander Hathaway, Catherine Johnson Justice, Kalen Keir, Diogo Lopes, Ben Mandelbaum, Brant Miller, Adelin Phelps, Lorenzo Reyes, Peter Lincoln Rusk, Paul Rutledge, Tony Sarnicki, Nick Saxton and Allison Witham. Additionally, the ensemble musicians are Tim Cameron, Dan Dukich, Kalen Keir and Elizabeth Windnagel, joined by the women's chamber choir, Artemis. With stage management by Audrey Rice.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

“Having seen Ferguson’s Super Monkey... I’m here to say this guy is a local treasure”
- Star Tribune

“Jon Ferguson has put his stamp on impressionistic and richly emotive original works that draw upon movement and sound to project non-linear narratives...”
- Variety