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March 19, 2013
 

Carroll Players perform "Hamlet" spoof

WAUKESHA, WIS.— The final production of the 2012-2013 Carroll Players season will be “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead,” a tragicomedy by Tom Stoppard, on April 19 and 20, 2013. Performances will be 7 p.m. Friday, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday in Otteson Theatre, 238 N. East Ave., Waukesha. This show is not appropriate for children younger than age 12.

Tickets are $10 adults, $5 alumni/parents/seniors, and free for students with a valid ID. Advance ticket purchase is recommended; call 262.524.7633.

This tale of “Hamlet” is told from the worm’s-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare’s play who unknowingly change the course of events in a major way. In Stoppard’s best-known work, this is 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. This absurdist, existential tragicomedy has become one of the defining pieces of modern theater.

Carroll’s production is directed by Jennifer Dobby, visiting lecturer in theatre arts, with costumes by Cecelia Mason-Kuenn, Carroll’s costume supervisor; set by Sarah Hamilton, Carroll’s scenic supervisor; props by Justin Gale, a professional guest designer; lights by Jonathan Fuchs, a professional guest designer; and sound by Scott Fudali, Carroll’s network administrator.

For more information, contact the theater office at 262.524.7302 or theatrearts@carrollu.edu.

 
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