My companions to go see Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead pushed our tickets out to the 22nd so I can’t give you my opinion yet, but I can give you someone else’s. Today’s Wall Street Journal, which rarely lowers itself to discuss shows outside NYC, has a glowing review of Studio‘s production of Stoppard’s play.
My most recent trip was to the Studio Theatre, which is putting on “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” as its contribution to “Shakespeare in Washington,” the city-wide, season-long celebration of the Bard currently under way in the nation’s capital. I’ve been hearing good things about the Studio Theatre for the past couple of years, and this revival confirmed them all. It’s the best “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern” I’ve ever seen on stage.
The article goes on to praise actors Raymond Bokhour and Liam Craig as well as Kirk Jackson and Daniel Conway, the director and designer. Full text here [paid sub may be required]
Congrats to all involved on the national attention. I’m really looking forward to the show.
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