ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD

Lakewood Playhouse
April 14-May 7

ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD

Acclaimed as a modern comedic masterpiece, Rosencrantz & 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 Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy finally get a chance to take the lead role, but do 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.

PRESENTED WITH THE 15 MINUTE HAMLET

Following his success with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, the author continues his association with Hamlet by taking the most famous and best loved lines from Shakespeare's play and condensing them into a hilarious thirteen minute version. This miraculous feat is followed by an encore - a two minute version! The multitude of characters is played by six actors with hectic doubling, and the action takes place at an abridged Elsinore Castle.