ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
BY TOM STOPPARD
DIRECTED BY GLYNIS LEYSHON
A SHAKESPEARE COMPANY AND HIT & MYTH PRODUCTION
OCTOBER 9 – 21, 2018
“VERY FUNNY, VERY BRILLIANT, VERY CHILLING.” – THE NEW YORK TIMES
Hamlet’s good friends Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are summoned to Denmark to comfort their grieving friend. But on their journey they discover that nothing in their world is quite what it appears and must face their growing fears that their story may be destined for a tragic ending.
50 years after winning the Tony Award for best play, the play that made Tom Stoppard a household name lands on the ATP stage in an imaginative new production by Calgary’s own Shakespeare Company that daringly casts two women in the title roles.
IF YOU LIKE: Monty Python’s The Life of Brian, Fargo, Hamlet, Waiting for Godot
Audience Considerations: Contains scenes of comic violence and mature subject matter. Suggested for ages 14+.
Ideal for: Performances and recitals
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible seats
Included: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options
Alberta Theatre Projects (ATP) has been the resident tenant in the courtyard-shaped, Georgian-style Martha Cohen Theatre since 1985. Tiered levels of seats form a three-quarter circle around the performing area eliminating the separation between the audience and performers. The farthest seat from the stage is a mere 39 feet away.
Situated in the heart of Arts Commons beside Jack Singer Concert Hall, Martha Cohen Theatre received state-of-the-art sound upgrade in 2014, as well as all new seats and a new lighting console in 2016, ensuring that it remains at the top of theatre industry standard. The Martha Cohen Theatre was named after the late Dr. Martha Cohen ($1M donated by her husband in honour of her birthday).
This venue has limited rental dates
To inquire about renting this venue, please contact David Fraser at dfraser@ATPlive.com or 403.294.7476