"Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are the college chums of Hamlet and their story is what happened behind the scenes in Shakespeare's play. What were they doing there in Elsinore anyway? "I don't know; we were sent for." They are not only anti agents, but also anti sympathy, anti identification, and in fact anti persons, which is uniquely demonstrated by their having such a hard time recollecting which of them goes by what name. The Players come and go; Prince Hamlet comes through reading words, words, words; foul deeds are done; Hamlet is sent abroad, escapes death; and in turn Rosencrantz and Guildenstern find their "only exit is death." "Very funny, very brilliant, very chilling; it has the dust of thought about it and the particles glitter excitingly in the theatrical air." - The New York Times
We will be using the Samuel French Edition of this play. You can order the this version from the Drama Book Shop in NYC (link: https://www.dramabookshop.com/book/9780573614927) or from Amazon or another vendor of your choice. Here is a link to the Amazon version.
This event is BYOB/BYOSnacks.
Roles will be assigned on the basis of "Need before Greed." In other words - actors prepping for the play, or preparing for an imminent audition for the play get first choice of roles - and then we split the rest up as we like.
All skill levels are welcome. This is an adult event and there will be alcohol. (BYOB/BYOSnacks.) This is an inclusive event and all races/ages/orientations/etc. are welcome. You are welcome at this table!
I look forward to seeing you all!