Theatre Production: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Feb 18 at 8 p.m. to Feb 21 at 2 p.m.

TimeFeb 18 at 8 p.m. to Feb 21 at 2 p.m.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

By Tom Stoppard
February 18-20, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. | February 20-21 at 2:00 p.m.
Directed by Amy Seham
Anderson Theatre

Stoppard’s Tony award-winning comedy, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, flips the script of Hamlet, following two minor figures from Shakespeare’s play. These hapless young lords fill the time between their scenes in the tragedy by flipping coins or in hilarious encounters with a ragtag troupe of actors. Often compared to Becket’s Waiting for Godot, Stoppard’s fascinating script plays in the space between theatre and reality to tease out the meaning of “to be.”  Our Gustavus production will also be exploring this “space between.” The existential questions and playful meta-theatre of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern provide exciting possibilities for our creative team, as we experiment with new modes of presenting theatre during a pandemic.

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PostedJul 14, 2020