Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

2004 Comedy
Played September 16 - October 9, 2004 Evenings at 8pm • Sunday matinees at 2pm

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Overview

Tom Stoppard (Arcadia, Hapgood, Rough Crossing) holds a fun-house mirror up to HAMLET, viewing Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy through the eyes of his two hapless college chums. When Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are summoned by the King and Queen of Denmark to “glean what afflicts” the despondent Prince Hamlet, they are swallowed by the political manueverings surrounding them and forced to confront their own existential dilemma.

ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD has something for everyone: kings, queens, players, pirates, lovers, friends and spies; murder, mayhem, music, madness, incest, adultery, blood and revenge; classical allusions, poetical effusions, sexual seclusions, homicidal delusions, rhetorical confusions, rhapsodical occlusions, pokes, punches, poisoned stab wounds and contusions; word play, absurd play, sword play, foreplay, and a play within a play.

And jokes.

Cast

Casey Brown
Hamlet View
Daniel Flint
Guildenstern View
Russ Holm
Lead Player View
Andy Loviska
Player View
Jason Marr
Rosencrantz View
Steve Pearson
Player View
Paul Purvine
Player View
Nat Rayman
Player View
Nathan Rice
Alfred View
Dennis Rolly
Polonius View
Megan Sanders
Ophelia View
Laury Thorson
Gertrude View
Brian Tyrrell*
Claudius View
*Member of the Actor's Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.