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Continued: Married couple Kate Guentzel and John Catron play lovers in 'The Heiress'

  • Article by: GRAYDON ROYCE , Star Tribune
  • Last update: June 13, 2014 - 3:15 PM

Taking your work home

Guentzel admitted to being heartbroken that “The Heiress” prevented her from playing “My Antonia” at the Willa Cather Spring Conference in the author’s hometown of Red Cloud, Neb. She feels attached to the show because, “I loved meeting this person during that play.”

She and Catron take their work home, something they are both happy about.

“He was watching my scene in rehearsal the other day, and it’s a beautiful thing to have him there and I can go home and ask, ‘Did you like that?’ ” Guentzel said. “We’re able to blur the line of giving each other notes, and someone like me, I need a little assurance.”

In their spare time, Guentzel likes to do yoga. Catron is a gardener and cook (“my domestic goddess,” she calls him). He also likes the solitude and quiet of painting — a break from the collaboration of theater.

While they have plans and goals for their personal lives — homes, children, the same dreams many people have — theater dictates that they need to be flexible for their careers.

“Opportunities find you if you follow the work,” Catron said.

Opportunities in more ways than one.


Graydon Royce • 612-673-7299


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    What: By Ruth and Augustus Goetz. Directed by Bain Boehlke.

    When: 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Ends Aug. 10.

    Where: Jungle Theater, 2951 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls.

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