Kevin Kling in new show at Guthrie

Kevin Kling
Kevin Kling is a Minnesota playwright, humorist and occasional public radio commentator.
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The Guthrie Theater's smallest stage will be packed with more than 70 performers this weekend for the North American premiere of Minnesota playwright Kevin Kling's new musical.

"Northern Lights/Southern Cross" features Native American dancers, a gospel choir, an aboriginal Australian storyteller and even a Djiridou.

Kling stars in the show, which is based in part on the 2001 motorcycle accident that nearly killed him and paralyzed his arm.

MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Kling.

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