Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is an absurdist, existentialist tragicomedy by Tom Stoppard, first staged at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1966.The play expands upon the exploits of two minor characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the courtiers Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. The action of Stoppard’s play takes place mainly “in the wings” of Shakespeare’s, with brief appearances of major characters from Hamlet who enact fragments of the original’s scenes.
Presented Thursdays through Sundays at 7:30 pm – Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre – 92 Gay Street. This production is a fundraiser for MPP and is not part of our free season.
7:30 PM Thursday – Sunday, 7:30 PM
Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre
92 Gay Street, Asheville, NC