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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

By Tom Stoppard
Directed by Stanley Spenger

October 19 through November 20, 2007

Winner of both the Tony and NY Drama Critics Circle awards. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are the college chums of Hamlet and their story is what happened behind the scenes in Shakespeare's play. What were they doing there in Elsinore anyway? "I don't know; we were sent for."

They are not only anti agents, but also anti sympathy, anti identification, and in fact anti persons, which is uniquely demonstrated by their having such a hard time recollecting which of them goes by what name. The Players come and go; Prince Hamlet comes through reading words, words, words; foul deeds are done; Hamlet is sent abroad, escapes death; and in turn Rosencrantz and Guildenstern find their "only exit is death."


CAST

Melanie Curry ....................................... Gertrude
Clem DeGiovanni ................................... Alfred (10/19, 20, 27, 11/1, 3, 9, 15, 16)
Jose Garcia ........................................... Ambassador and Soldier
Patrick Glenn ......................................... Rosencrantz
Ariel Herzog .......................................... Hamlet
Marcus Liefert ........................................ Polonius
Colin Johnson ....................................... Horatio
Harold Pierce ........................................ Player
Mikey Prizmich ...................................... Alfred (10/18, 25, 26, 11/2, 8, 10, 17)
Gabriel A. Ross ..................................... Guildenstern
Jerome Solberg .................................... Claudius
Wendy Welch ....................................... Ophelia

 

Production

Director ................................................. Stanley Spenger
Co-Producer .......................................... Jerome Solberg
Co-Producer .......................................... Rose Anne Raphael
Stage Management ................................ Alan Barkan
Lighting Design ...................................... Alecks Rundell
Sound Designer ...................................... Jerome Solberg
Lighting & Sound Operator ......................  Anita Akella
Costumes ............................................. Helen Slomowitz
Set Construction ....................................  Bob Gudmundsson
Graphics ............................................... Shu Ping Guan


 



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Actors Ensemble of Berkeley is delighted to acknowledge the Berkeley Civic Arts Program and Civic Arts Commission's support in the form of a grant of $5,200.00 awarded in 2016. This will enable us to continue to provide free or low cost opportunities for community members to participate in the life changing activities of theater arts.

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