Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Written by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Andrew Eiden
From the uncharted wilderness to stately Elsinore (home of the famous prince of Denmark) and finally to their fated end, go Rosencrantz and Guildenstern; two minor characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
Never knowing where they’re headed, nor what invisible strings control them, the two gentlemen fumble desperately for answers; but find only the mysterious ramblings of a Master Tragedian and his troupe. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are trapped, with little to do but play out the roles long ago allotted to them. Do they struggle to break the chains of cruel fate, or resign themselves to follow their given path – to its bitter end?
In what may be his most celebrated play, Stoppard propels these two famously forgettable figures into the spotlight, sending the hapless pair on a journey whose end is as easy to predict as it is impossible to escape.