Guthrie delays ‘A Raisin in the Sun,’ cancels ‘Destiny of Desire’

COVID-19 has forced the Guthrie Theater to make more schedule changes.

Theater leaders have announced the postponement of "A Raisin in the Sun," which was scheduled to begin January 12. The announcement comes a week after the theater canceled the first three preview performances for the show due to COVID-19 spread.

According to the Guthrie, the show is now expected to run in late spring.

Additionally, the theater said "Destiny of Desire," which was scheduled to run on the McGuire Proscenium Stage from April 30 through June 5, has been canceled. The theater said COVID-19 cancellations across the country forced multiple artists into scheduling conflicts and led to the decision.

"The ongoing effects of the pandemic in our industry cannot be overstated, and despite taking every available precaution, the omicron variant has proven extremely difficult to navigate within a production schedule we outlined many months ago," Artistic Director Joseph Haj said. "Given that health experts predict the COVID-19 surge may not peak in Minnesota until mid-to-late January, we felt it prudent to reconsider our calendar. As difficult as these decisions may be, we stand by them as we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our artists, staff and audiences."

The Guthrie says its upcoming productions of "The Tempest," "Emma," and "Sweat" are all scheduled to continue as planned.

Any ticket holders affected by the changes will be contacted by the box office, the theater said.