Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead
by Tom Stoppard
Promethean Theatre Ensemble
April 18 – May 24, 2014
Presented at The Athenaeum Theatre
Cast: Nick Lake as Rosencrantz and Tom McGrath as Guildenstern, with Gary Barth, David Cady, Jr., Jared Dennis, Ashlee Edgemon, Cameron Feagin, Brendan Hutt, Cami Rene Philgreen, Melissa Reeves, Elizabeth Rentfro
Production Staff: Nathaniel Neshiem-Case (Stage Manager), Nicole Hand (Assistant Director), Catherine Gillespie (Dialect Coach), Michael Kunc (Sound/Music Composition), Beth Laske-Miller (Costumes), Ross Lemmon (Props), Sarah Dalton Lewis (Scenic), Dave Skvarla (Violence), Megan Turnquist (Lighting)
“Truly intoxicating theatre….Beth Wolf’s direction is tight and focused in the face of the breathless pacing that’s required, and she has wisely ensured that her main men are only dimly aware of their irony-filled lives (as opposed to other, more tongue-in-cheek interpretations). …the production could be performed in burlap sacks on hay bales and still be stunning. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is a roller coaster ride of heady brilliance, but taken with these two poignant, pathetic paupers, it’s one of the most rewarding trips in theaterdom.” ★★★★
– Clint May, Chicago Theater Beat, 05.09.2014
“People who would like this show are people who like philosophical discoveries, best friends, and laughing your face and your butt off. People should definitely go and see this show…. This is an amazing show, and it is funny, and I actually learned a lot during this show.”
– Ada Grey, Ada Grey Reviews for You, 04.29.2014
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead was also included in Mary Shen Barnidge’s year-end highlights for The Windy City Times. Check out Smart Moments in Theatre in 2014, published 12/31/2014.
Photos by Johnny Knight.