Writer: College PVA
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
By Tom Stoppard
Directed by Trevor Hill
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is an absurdist, existentialist tragicomedy by Tom Stoppard, first staged and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1966. This play inventively tells the story of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters from Shakespeare's Hamlet. These two clowns appear on stage when they are off-stage in Shakespeare's play with brief appearances of major characters from Hamlet. In Stoppard's best-known work, this Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy finally get a chance to take the lead role, but our two heroes are led to a tragically humorous but inevitable end.
May 22-25 & May 28-June 1, 7:30pm
Saturday Matinees February 23 & March 2, 2:00pm
Snow Black Box Theatre
$6 for the General Public and $3 for Students. No children under six. Event dress.