Announcement: Upcoming Theatre: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

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Mark your calendars to attend a virtual performance of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, the Department of Theatre and Dance's J-term mainstage production. The performance will premiere online Saturday, February 27 at 7:00 p.m. with a reprise performance Sunday, February 28 at 3:00 p.m. The link to view the performance will be available at gustavus.edu/theatre-dance. No tickets required.

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

By Tom Stoppard
Directed by Amy Seham

Premiering online Saturday, February 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Reprise performance Sunday, February 28 at 3:00 p.m. 
The link to view the performance will be available at gustavus.edu/theatre-dance.
No tickets required.

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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PostedFeb 11, 2021