Theater

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

When: Fri., April 4, 7:30 p.m., Sat., April 5, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Fri., April 11, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., April 12, 2 & 7:30 p.m. 2014

It’s become popular to retell famous stories through the eyes of their minor characters — just think of the Broadway musical Wicked, telling the story of the Wicked Witch of the West before her abrupt demise at the beginning of The Wizard of Oz. Long before that, however, we had Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, the absurdist tragicomedy that retells Shakespeare’s Hamlet from the perspective of two extremely minor characters. The WSU production of Tom Stoppard’s Tony-winning play is directed by Benjamin Gonzales and stars Jon Rice, Jared Chastain and Mary Trotter.

Lisa Waananen

Price: $8-$10

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