NEWPORT, R.I. – A long and unlikely run of coin flips coming up “heads” sets the framework for a comedic and thought provoking romp through a famous Shakespearean play when “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead” is performed at the Casino Theatre next month.
Salve Regina’s department of performing arts will present Tom Stoppard most famous play, a twist on “Hamlet,” on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5 and 6 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. Tickets - $15 for adults, $7 for students and $10 for seniors – can be purchased at www.Tinyurl.com/SalveCasino
or by calling toll-free (866) 811-4111.
The historic Casino Theatre, designed in the late 19th century by Stanford White and now managed by Salve Regina University, is located on the grounds of the International Tennis Hall of Fame at 9 Freebody St.
A special open dress rehearsal will be given on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. Tickets for this rehearsal will be $5 for the general public and available for purchase only at the box office on the day of the performance.
Stoppard’s play is told through the eyes of two minor characters from “Hamlet,” Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. The pair have no control over their destiny and are desperately trying to figure out their significance in the world in which a much larger plot involving Hamlet and the King swirls around them.
PHOTO CAPTION: Salve Regina University students Nicole Dionne, a junior, and Jared Emanuel, a sophomore, play the lead characters in “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead,” which will be performed Nov. 5-7 at the Casino Theatre. (Photo by Jonathan Olivera, a junior)