Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead
April 6 @ 7:30 pm - April 8 @ 9:30 pm
Presented by Marion Civic Theatre, this play concerns the misadventures and musings of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet who are childhood friends of the prince, focusing on their actions with the events of Hamlet as background. The duo appears on stage here when they are off-stage in Shakespeare’s play, with the exception of a few short scenes in which the dramatic events of both plays coincide. After the two characters witness a performance of The Murder of Gonzago—they find themselves on a boat taking Prince Hamlet to England with the troupe that staged the performance. They are intended to give the English king a message telling him to kill Hamlet. Instead, Hamlet discovers this and switches the letter for another, telling the king to kill Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. During the voyage, the two are ambushed by pirates and lose their prisoner, Hamlet, before resigning themselves to their fate. Dire4cted by Tabetha Nice. $12 adults, $10 senior and student. Sunday matinee 2pm.