Arts & Culture / Mosaic / March 24, 2014

Shakespearean tragedy, comedy come to Orpheum

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.

Chelsea Embree
Chelsea Embree is a senior majoring in creative writing and minoring in art history. She previously served as co-mosaic editor and as an arts and features reporter for TKS. During the summer of 2013, she served as a content intern at The St. Louis Beacon. Chelsea has studied under former Random House copy chief Sean Mills and taught writing as a teaching assistant for First-Year Preceptorial. An avid blogger, she has written extensively about youth in St. Louis and maintains a lively poetry and nonfiction blog on Tumblr. She is also the director of communications for Mortar Board and co-president of Terpsichore Dance Collective.

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Chelsea Embree
Chelsea Embree is a senior majoring in creative writing and minoring in art history. She previously served as co-mosaic editor and as an arts and features reporter for TKS. During the summer of 2013, she served as a content intern at The St. Louis Beacon. Chelsea has studied under former Random House copy chief Sean Mills and taught writing as a teaching assistant for First-Year Preceptorial. An avid blogger, she has written extensively about youth in St. Louis and maintains a lively poetry and nonfiction blog on Tumblr. She is also the director of communications for Mortar Board and co-president of Terpsichore Dance Collective.




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