ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD

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Hamlet is turned topsy turvy in this brilliant, Tony Award®-winning comedy that thrusts Shakespeare's two minor characters to the frontlines with no rules except one: they are destined to die. Trapped in a universe where the flip of a coin always comes up heads and pirates can pop-up anytime, can our hapless protagonists triumph in a battle of wits, escape their fate, and make sense of a senseless world?

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Laugh at the head-spinning swirl of “Who's on first? What's on second?” style humor. Stay for the meaning of life insights.

sweet - Melanie Hooks - Colorado Boulevard - ...read full review


Leigh Kennicott

Tom Stoppard's classic Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead borrowed the anxiety of the post-war period while A Noise Within's co-Artistic Director, Geoff Elliott, brings a new set of resident actors together in order to portray a time when our social collective reflects the anxiety of an unhinged ruler ricocheting the ship of state toward an uncertain future. To tell the story of two tangential characters from Shakespeare's Hamlet, a series of movable set pieces (designed by Frederica Nascimento) move from indistinct mounds astride the stage to the outlines of a sailing vessel, thanks to ANW's trademark choreographic set transformation.

sweet - Leigh Kennicott - ShowMag - ...read full review


Rob Stevens

Mahaffy and Goldstein make a merry duo, riffing off each other marvelously. Mann offers great support and comic timing. Elliott's direction is tight and sure and keeps the lengthy, wordy play moving along at a brisk pace... Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead but comedy is alive and well.

sweet - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review


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You had to be there. It doesn't bear repeating. You have to listen for the absence of serious content. Go with the flow and count the ways in which the little gems that pop up, and the action itself, don't quite mirror Shakespeare.

sweet - Sylvie Drake - Cultural Weekly - ...read full review


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A Noise Within's new production of Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead is thoroughly enjoyable, and while it may cause you to ponder certain key elements of your existence, it will more often have you laughing aloud.

sweet - Michael Doherty - Personal Library - ...read full review


Steven Stanley

Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead may always be a bit too much of a brain-teaser for my taste, but as any A Noise Within fan might easily have predicted, California's Home For The Classics delivers the Stoppardian goods in spades.

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


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Laugh at the head-spinning swirl of “Who's on first? What's on second?” style humor. Stay for the meaning of life insights.

sweet - Melanie Hooks - Colorado Boulevard - ...read full review


Leigh Kennicott

Tom Stoppard's classic Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead borrowed the anxiety of the post-war period while A Noise Within's co-Artistic Director, Geoff Elliott, brings a new set of resident actors together in order to portray a time when our social collective reflects the anxiety of an unhinged ruler ricocheting the ship of state toward an uncertain future. To tell the story of two tangential characters from Shakespeare's Hamlet, a series of movable set pieces (designed by Frederica Nascimento) move from indistinct mounds astride the stage to the outlines of a sailing vessel, thanks to ANW's trademark choreographic set transformation.

sweet - Leigh Kennicott - ShowMag - ...read full review


Rob Stevens

Mahaffy and Goldstein make a merry duo, riffing off each other marvelously. Mann offers great support and comic timing. Elliott's direction is tight and sure and keeps the lengthy, wordy play moving along at a brisk pace... Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead but comedy is alive and well.

sweet - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review


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You had to be there. It doesn't bear repeating. You have to listen for the absence of serious content. Go with the flow and count the ways in which the little gems that pop up, and the action itself, don't quite mirror Shakespeare.

sweet - Sylvie Drake - Cultural Weekly - ...read full review


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A Noise Within's new production of Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead is thoroughly enjoyable, and while it may cause you to ponder certain key elements of your existence, it will more often have you laughing aloud.

sweet - Michael Doherty - Personal Library - ...read full review


Steven Stanley

Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead may always be a bit too much of a brain-teaser for my taste, but as any A Noise Within fan might easily have predicted, California's Home For The Classics delivers the Stoppardian goods in spades.

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review