When a scientist comes to Washington DC – which some consider a hostile place for scientists these days – she discovers the stakes are higher than ever. For Emma Phelps, a paleoclimatologist coming to challenge some troubling shifts in policy, she finds herself at the intersection of the personal and the political, of sex and power, of what’s done for the public good and what’s done to make a buck. Phelps has to answer difficult questions before she can win this fight, and must discover how to thaw from her own personal anguish before she can save the planet, and herself. 

Photo by Joseph Giannetti.

Photo by Joseph Giannetti.

Directed by SHELLI PLACE

Featuring the talents of: 

Joel Liestman* (Jeffrey Phelps/Eric Wilson/Malik Peterson)
Jennifer Whitlock (Louise Allen)
Norah Long* (Emma Phelps)
Touissant Morrison (Clay Simpson)
* Member, Actors’ Equity Association

All tickets are General Admission and are only $9. 
All tickets are sold through the Guthrie Theater Box Office.

Two Degrees is part of the Guthrie’s Level Nine Series, which is devoted to creating groundbreaking theater that sparks community dialogue and is made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


Opening Night // Media Night
Saturday October 6 - 7:30 PM

Post-show discussion with:
Tira Palmquist, Playwright of TWO DEGREES
Sunday October 7 - 1:00 PM

Post-show discussion:
Meet the Ladies of PRIME Productions
Alison Edwards, Elena Giannetti, Shelli Place
Friday October 12 - 7:30 PM

Post-show discussion with:
Dr. Louisa Bradtmiller, Paleoclimatologist
Friday October 19 - 7:30 PM

Access Services Performance
ASL / Audio Description / Open Captioned 

Saturday October 20 - 1:00 PM
 - Sensory Tour at 10:30 AM on stage - 


Listen to actors Norah Long and Jennifer Whitlock, along with director Shelli Place talk with Jearlyn Steele about Two Degrees on the STEELE TALKIN’ show on WCCO Radio: