A double-feature will be hitting The Orpheum for their Red Carpet Series, starting with “Hamlet” on Tuesday and “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” on Wednesday.
If Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” is known as a solemn, powerful tragedy, then “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” is the opposite. Written by Tom Stoppard, the play is structured as the inverse of “Hamlet,” putting his childhood friends — cast as mere side characters by Shakespeare — in the spotlight, following their adventures and musings.
Both plays will be presented and performed by The Acting Company, which hails from New York. The group of professionals has over 40 seasons under their belt, and have also won a Tony Award for Excellence in Theater.
Each show will start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for students, and for those who purchase tickets to both shows at the same time, the total cost would be discounted to $20.