Tristan & Yseult on stage at Guthrie

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. – Guthrie audiences will remember Kneehigh for its wildly popular and astonishingly creative production of Brief Encounter. This season marks the U.K.-based company's triumphant return with Tristan & Yseult, the rapturously acclaimed play that first put the company on the map as masters of invention.

This innovative tale finds King Mark of Cornwall at war – ruling with his head, not his heart. But he hasn't counted on falling head over heels for his enemy's sister Yseult, or on the arrival of the enigmatic Tristan. What follows is a love triangle of epic proportions – complete with forbidden desires, broken hearts and tender truths.

Kneehigh's production blends comedy, live music and jaw-dropping theatricality for a night of theater as hilarious as it is moving. In a five-star review, the U.K.'s Guardian raved, "If this show doesn't make you fall in love with theatre, there's no potion on Earth that can help you."

Andrew Durand plays Tristan and Etta Murfitt portrays his love Yseult. The actors visited KARE 11 News at 4 to talk about the production.

Tristan & Yseult plays at the Guthrie Theater's Proscenium stage through March 23.

Click here for tickets and information.


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