Absurdist Play Turns Shakespeare Inside Out
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts -- Second Stage, corner of Castro and Mercy Streets 500 Castro Street Mountain View, CA 94041
Years before he won an Oscar for Shakespeare in Love, playwright Tom Stoppard took home a Tony and rocketed to stardom with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. In this absurdist tragicomedy, Stoppard turns Shakespeare's Hamlet inside out, telling the story through two minor characters in the play: the Danish prince's school pals. The Laurel and Hardy-like pair are only incidentally involved in the main action of the play and spend most of their time engaging in Stoppard's signature witty repartee and slapstick comedy as they move slowly and unavoidably toward their fates. Now, Upstage Theater brings this modern classic to the stage of the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.
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The last date listed for Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead was Sunday, Mar. 18, 2018 / 7:30pm.