Theater:Rarig Theater, U of M, MPLS Date:1994+
Director: Actors:
Writer:Audience member Actors: Dan Ilian

Theater The Rarig Center has three stages within it - a small thrust stage, a small proscenium, and a large proscenium. This play was perfomed on the thrust stage.

Plot Rosencrantz and Guildenstern journey to Hamlet's court to visit their old school friend, find he is in grief, his father dead, his stepfather on the throne, are tasked with taking Hamlet away via ship, and find out that their friend has exchanged his death warrant for their own.

Acting The acting from the two principles, whose names unfortunately escape me (until I can get back home to my theater programs) did a fantastic - professional job. Hilarity and pathos rolled into one. Perfect timing between the two of them. Dan Ilian was also excellent as the Player King. Acting The acting from the two principles, whose names unfortunately escape me (until I can get back home to my theater programs) did a fantastic - professional job. Hilarity and pathos rolled into one. Perfect timing between the two of them. Dan Ilian was also excellent as the Player King. (The Rosencrantz actor moved on to play Edmund in the Lear Interactions and showed himself to be an excellent comic actor in Noises Off as well, and I believe went to do his professional internship in Boston, while the Guildenstern actor moved on to the Guthrie and had a role in the Guthrie Lab's Measure for Measure as Lucio.

Set For the scenes on the ship transporting Hamlet - and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to their doom, thick sea ropes in a cat's cradle type of arrangement rose from stage floor to ceiling.

NOTE: All photos on these pages borrowed from the Guthrie website.



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