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Sir Ian McKellen to appear at Guthrie

Actor Sir Ian McKellen will becoem arguably the biggest name to appear in a play at the new Guthrie theater when he appears with the Royal Shakespeare Company's production for "King Lear" and "The Seagull," according to The Star Tribune. Minneapolis was chosen as one of three stops for the tour, with New York and Los Angeles being the other cities chosen, so the city should feel honored to be in such select company and regarded as a city that is respected for its arts.

McKellen had not been to the new Guthrie before this week, and upon his tour, he said that he was "very impressed," and that "the best way to perform Shakespeare is on the thrust stage." Buzz has spred quickly as tickets have sold out for the shows, but the box office will be still be open at showtime to see if any tickets become available. McKellen brings star clout to the venue after appearing in such big time blockbuster films in the past five years as X-Men, The Da Vinci Code and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. His complete resume of work can be seen at the IMDB website.