Reader’s Theatre: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Reader's Theatre: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Previously Held November 4, 2017
San Juan College Black Box Theater
Experience the masterful art of playwriting in an intimate setting when the San Juan College Theatre department presents a Reader’s Theatre Performance of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead.

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San Juan College Black Box Theater
4601 College Boulevard Farmington, NM
Donations taken at the door

Acclaimed as a modern dramatic masterpiece, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worm’s-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare’s play. In Tom Stoppard’s best-known work, this Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy finally get a chance to take the lead role, but do so in a world where echoes of Waiting for Godot resound, where reality and illusion intermix, and where fate leads our two heroes to a tragic but inevitable end.


Readers Theatre staging is minimal and actors present a rehearsed, dramatic experience that pays particular attention to the deeper themes, style, cadence and pros of the text. It differs from a full-scale production, in that its purpose is to provide its audience with an auditory experience of the writer’s unique voice, cadence, tempo and use of language. There is a short break after the play ends, and the audience is invited back to attend a discussion of the play’s deeper meanings, themes and overall impact.

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