Theatre Production - Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Saturday, May 25, 2013
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Department of Theatre
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead is an absurdist, existentialist tragicomedy by Tom Stoppard, first staged at 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 Tom Stoppard's best-known work, this Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy finally get a chance to take the lead role, but our two heroes are lead to a tragically humorous but inevitalble end.
Tickets cost $3 BYU-Idaho Students/$6 General Public