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ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD 9/14/11

09/11/2011

Written by Tom Stoppard

WHERE:
NoHo Stages
4930 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

WHEN:
7:00pm

CAST:
Rosencrantz – Jacob Harvey
Guildenstern – Bob Simpson
The Player – John Ross Clark
Hamlet – Tripp Pettigrew-Rolapp
Ophelia – Meghan Allison
Claudius – Jim McCaffree
Gertrude – Emily Clark
Polonius – Cody Clark
Horatio – Travis Riner

Stage Directions – Jeni Incontro

SYNOPSIS:
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is an absurdistexistentialist tragicomedy by Tom Stoppard, first staged at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1966. The play expands upon the exploits of two minor characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the courtiers Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. The action of Stoppard’s play takes place mainly “in the wings” of Shakespeare’s, with brief appearances of major characters from Hamlet who enact fragments of the original’s scenes. Between these episodes the two protagonists voice their confusion at the progress of events of which—occurring onstage without them inHamlet—they have no direct knowledge.

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