Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
By Tom Stoppard
Directed by Geoff Elliott
Hamlet is turned topsy turvy in this brilliant, Tony Award®-winning comedy that thrusts Shakespeare’s two minor characters to the frontlines with no rules except one: they are destined to die. Trapped in a universe where the flip of a coin always comes up heads and pirates can pop-up anytime, can our hapless protagonists triumph in a battle of wits, escape their fate, and make sense of a senseless world?
Please note this performance will use e-cigarettes and water vapor.
Running Time: 2 hours and 33 minutes (including two intermissions). Late seating at House Manager’s discretion.
"Entertaining and profound in equal measure." - Los Angeles Times
"‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead’ enlivens its stage and our minds." - Pasadena Star News
"Genius! Laugh out loud funny." - That Awesome Theatre Blog
"Funny, intellectually satisfying, cleverly staged." - Stage Struck Review
"Stoppard’s wit deserves the outstanding delivery that it’s getting in ANW’s production." - Around Town Pasadena
"WOW! A pair of sensational lead performances, and an all-around superb supporting cast." - StageSceneLA
"Intelligent silliness! Delivers a welcome reminder of how uplifting a little existential wit can be." - Cultural Weekly