Onomatopoeia Theatre Company presents an absurdist, existentialist tragicomedy about the exploits of two minor characters from Shakespeare's 'Hamlet.' More…
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are unaware of their scripted lives and are unable to deviate from them. The story takes place mainly 'in the wings' of Shakespeare's, with brief appearances of major characters from 'Hamlet' who enact fragments of the original's scenes. Between these episodes the two protagonists voice their confusion at the progress of events of which—occurring onstage without them in 'Hamlet'—they have no direct knowledge. Will Rosencrantz and Guildenstern manage to discover the source of Hamlet's malaise as requested by the new king? Will the mysterious players who are strolling around the castle reveal the secrets they evidently know? Can we ever really know what's going on?
See it if you want to support your friends or family, otherwise don't. Poor direction, terrible pacing, difficult to follow an already confusing story
Don't see it if you expect to see good theater. Doubt I'll see any more productions from this theater. Left at intermission.
See it if You like witty takes on those 2 bit players from Hamlet. Seriously funny wordplay at work here.
Don't see it if Shakespeare or straight plays are not your thing.
See it if you enjoy the play or Hamlet, or if you enjoy an adaptation featuring two women as the main characters.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy absurdist theater or if you are unfamiliar with either the source material or Hamlet.
See it if You're a fan of Tom Stoppard, this play (R&G are Dead), or you're a super-fan of Hamlet. I found this worked better as a play than a movie!
Don't see it if You want all of the actors to be absolutely perfect. The director doubled as "The Player", and his performance left something to be desired.
See it if You like Shakespeare.It's a brilliant show that makes you think about a variety of things from death to writing to the chance of a coin flip
Don't see it if You like traditional plays.
See it if you like Hamlet, or you enjoy word-play and witty dialogue, or you like philosophical issues.
Don't see it if you want smiles and song and dance.
See it if You love Hamlet or you love to think deeply into plays. This one is thought-provoking, light, yet dark in its own way. Definitely a must-see
Don't see it if You don't like plays.