Scotch 'n' Soda Theatre presents "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead".
Friday 12/17 @ 6:30PM and 11pm
Saturday 12/18 @ 2:00PM and 6:30PM
Tickets are $5 with a student ID and $10 otherwise. Reserve tickets for free online and pay cash at the door.
“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,” announces the ambassador from England. Two minor characters in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Tom Stoppard breathes new life into this hapless duo, who are poetically tricked into delivering the order of their own deaths. In an inversion of Hamlet, the pair attempt to offer musings on the nature of reality and death as they remain trapped on stage, in between extravagant disruptions by the royal family, a roving band of actors, and a wildly unfortunate pirate attack. Despite their attempts to gain some control over their situation, the events of the play carry them inevitably, inexorably to their deaths.
Winner of the 1968 Tony Award for Best Play, this tragicomedy mixes the classical writing of Shakespeare with the best parts of absurdist theatre into a compelling story of discovering, fighting, and ultimately succumbing to fate.
Directed by Mackenzie Nicholson and Charlie Weissglass.
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