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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead-Manito Park
July 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are on a king’s mission to deliver a message to England. The journey is long and traveling is hard, but how long does it take to get to England from Elsinore? The duo feels like they’ve been on the road forever, and surely they should be there by now…but it just keeps going. Fellow travelers seem to come from nowhere and haven’t they passed that tree before?
Confusion abounds as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern (or is it Guildenstern and Rosencrantz?) try to complete their mission. From characters in rewind, to a babbling Hamlet and crazy Ophelia, the pair tries to stay focused but it’s so hard.
This absurdist take focuses on the simple messengers as they try to remember what they are doing, where they are going, and even who they are. A night of laughs and lots of eye rolls, you won’t want to miss this comedic take on one of Shakespeare’s most serious of stories.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is by Tom Stoppard.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French Inc.
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