Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Zachary Davis
April 26-May 26, 2007
Prince Hamlet's two school buddies, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, find themselves flipping coins with no memory, save for a mysterious figure on horseback summoning them to the court of Elsinore.
In a flash, forces beyond their control take them on an offstage tour of Shakespeare's Hamlet where, much to their entertaining incomprehension, they are sometimes players in the action.
Add a wily troupe of actors, prince-stealing pirates, gambling, and word games and you've got Stoppard's classic comedy of clowns and wit.
Here's what our critics say:
2007 Best of List, Outstanding Show -Barbara Vitello, Daily Herald
"[Deborah] Craft and [Mark] Sharp have great chemistry. Their performances are sincere and verbal volleys spot-on. An excellent production." – Barbara Vitello, Daily Herald
"We are moved almost to tears at their vulnerability in an indifferent universe." –Mary Shen Barnidge, Windy City Times
"Deborah Craft is reason enough to see this solid and thoughtful production." –Kerry Reid, Chicago Times