Wichita State News

Fall play: 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead'

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Wichita State University School of Performing Arts and Theatre will perform “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 27-29 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 at Wilner Auditorium. The show is rated PG.

Ticket prices for the show are $10 for the general public, $8 for military, senior citizens and faculty and staff, and $6 for students.

For additional ticket information, call the WSU College of Fine Arts Box Office at (316) 978-3233 or go to www.wichita.edu/fineartsboxoffice.

Tom Stoppard’s modern-day classic serves as a companion piece to Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and presents the chaotically funny world of two minor characters from the Bard’s famous play. The script for “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” won the Tony Award for Best Play in 1968 and is continually performed around the world. It was also produced as a major motion picture.

The show is directed by Bret Jones, program director of theatre at WSU. The cast for the show includes Caleb Coffman, Damian Padilla, Rachel Curtiss, Trevor Comstock, Sean Gestl, Hannah See, Bailey Burcham, Karina Williams, Steffan Rowe, Robert Thomas, Dan Kampling, Kyle Dilley, Allyson Geschwentner, Rian Helgason and Melissa Hudson.

Theatre student Megan Hanson is the stage manager for the show. Theatre students on design are Maddie Nevins (set) and Amanda Keeton (costumes); lighting is designed by associate professor David Neville.

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