Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
7pm | November 1-16, 2019
By Tom Stoppard
Directed by Tom Challinor
ROSENCRANTZ: Simone Alene
GUILDENSTERN: Chelsey Sheppard
THE PLAYER: Jesse Smith
TRAGEDIAN: Miguel Castellano
TRAGEDIAN: Nolan Chapa
TRAGEDIAN: Rachel Ruby Squires
ALFRED: Josh Moff
HAMLET: Roger Estrada
OPHELIA: Megan Twamley
CLAUDIUS: Bob Downing
GERTRUDE: Meredyth Yund
POLONIUS: Walt Brown
HORATIO and SOLDIER: Rob Burke
This show is recommended for audiences of all ages. The running time is approximately 2 hours 15 minutes with two 10-minute intermissions.
"Very funny, very brilliant, very chilling; it has the dust of thought about it and the particles glitter excitingly in the theatrical air." -- The New York Times
"A stimulating, funny, imaginative comedy." -- The New York Daily News
Synopsis: Acclaimed as a modern dramatic masterpiece, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worm's-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare's play. In Tom Stoppard's best-known work, this lesser-known Shakespearean duo finally gets a chance to take the spotlight, but does so in a world where echoes of Waiting for Godot resound, where reality and illusion intermix, and where fate leads our two heroes to a tragic but inevitable end.
Winner, Tony® Award for Best Play
Winner, NY Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play
WARNING: Strobe lights and excessive levels of absurdity are used during this performance.
“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.