Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

About This Show

This wickedly funny companion piece to ‘Hamlet’ turns Shakespeare inside out and shows us what’s going on offstage from the point of view of Hamlet’s school chums. The neurotic Guildenstern and hapless Rosencrantz do their best to understand their place in a world completely beyond their grasp.

Borrowing from Beckett and stealing from Shakespeare, Stoppard serves up a feast of wordplay, wit, and slapstick while exploring the timeless questions of identity, illusion, and being on a boat. An instant modern classic, R&G Are Dead won the 1968 Tony Award for Best Play, has appeared on stages all over the world, and became a major motion picture.
R&G’s three acts will be performed in distinct locations throughout the park, with the audience moving with the action. The park’s historic dock stands in for the boat as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern set sail with Hamlet for England. Expect pirates!

Audiences are encouraged to bring blankets and beach chairs, and a picnic to enjoy along with the Boston harbor views.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: July 11, 2012 Final Performance: July 28, 2012
Location: Mary O'Malley Park, Massachusetts

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