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12 Star Starred
Theatre on San Pedro Square
29 North San Pedro Street San Jose, CA 95110
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Fun choices (e.g., mini cheesecakes), but I was sold a flat soda
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attended Apr 10 2010

Great play! the actors who played Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are very animated. The woman who played the lead player in the Actors group was amazing as well.

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attended Apr 11 2010

I love this play and Shady Shakespeare did a great job with the complicated "play on words" that is so typical of Stoppard's shtick. THANK YOU and please go see it....... continued

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attended Apr 11 2010

My favorite actress was Therese Schneck who played the lead woman player. She was so believable and humorous.

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Shady Shakespeare Theatre Company (SSTC) is proud to present Tom Stoppard’s hilarious absurdist classic, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.

Acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, this existentialist play is the fabulously inventive tale of Shakespeare’s Hamlet as told from the perspective of two of its minor characters. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are friends of Hamlet’s from Wittenberg who are called upon by King Claudius to come and keep his step son/nephew, Hamlet, company and, essentially, spy on him. We all know how the story ends, but these two blokes are simply making their way through life with hope that everything will be all right. Can they actually control their own destiny, or will fate win the day? Is this a tragedy or a comedy? Can life be anything but both? Come watch as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern reconcile their “everything will work out” attitude with the overwhelming realization that sometimes fortune has another ending in mind. Director, Dinna Myers, invites you to step into a raucously funny world where anything can happen – or can it?

About the Ticket Supplier: Shady Shakespeare Theatre Company

Shady Shakespeare Theatre Company is committed to making Shakespeare accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds and to building community through cultural participation.

Shady Shakespeare is operated entirely by volunteers whose duties include everything from set and costume production, to fundraising, to concession sales, and much more.