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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

by Tom Stoppard | Directed by Peter DuBois
Sept. 20 – Oct. 20, 2019
Huntington Avenue Theatre, 264 Huntington Avenue

Tom Stoppard’s Tony Award-winning Best Play arrives in a marvelously funny, spectacularly beautiful new production. This modern-day classic tragicomedy imagines the lives of two minor characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. As the story unfolds, they voice their confusion about the play that’s being performed without them, untangling bigger questions about life and death, reality and art. It’s all from the pen of Academy Award and four-time Best Play Tony Award winner Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, The Real Thing, and Arcadia), and directed by the Huntington’s own Artistic Director, Peter DuBois.

Approximate run time: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead plays in approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, including two ten-minute intermissions. Please note: This production includes theatrical haze. 



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  • What happens in a play, and what happens to you: Stoppard on Stoppard

    Born in 1937, Tom Stoppard is the author of more than 35 plays, nine of which have been performed at the Huntington Theatre Company. In excerpts from a variety of interviews, Stoppard reflects on the origins of his first major success Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, which premiered at the Edinburgh fringe festival before transferring to London’s West End and to Broadway. 

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  • Previously in Hamlet : Shakespeare and Stoppard

    Tom Stoppard considers William Shakespeare’s Hamlet to be the most famous play in world literature and a “common mythology” for audiences. Though deep knowledge of the plot of Hamlet is unnecessary to enjoy Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, here is a brief overview of the early scenes of Shakespeare’s play that are not shown onstage by Stoppard.

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  • Veteran Shakespearean actor Will LeBow relishes his role in Huntington’s Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

    In the classic absurdist comedy “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead,” playwright Tom Stoppard focuses on two minor characters, the titular courtiers, in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” After encountering a band of players, the pair, relegated to the wings and befuddled by the onstage action, ponder their existence.

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  • ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’ marries Shakespeare to slapstick

    In Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, playwright Tom Stoppard approaches Hamlet through an Abbott and Costello lens, says Peter DuBois, whose Huntington Theatre production begins performances Friday.

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Press Reviews

"A feast of wit! A superb cast! Breathtakingly audacious. Existential angst has seldom been funnier."The Boston Globe
"Extremely entertaining! Joyful wordplay. The audience was in stitches throughout."WBUR
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Sunday matinee
$115-
$135
$95-
$115
$79-
$99
$65-
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$99-
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$95
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$79
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C
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OFF PEAK: Sunday - Thursday evening; Saturday matinee
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A
$79-$89
B
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C
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D
$25
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Price
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$85-$95
A
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B
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C
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D
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Last Row (Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA)
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Section
Performance Day AA A B C D
PEAK: Friday & Saturday evening;
Sunday matinee
$115-
$135
$95-
$115
$79-
$99
$65-
$85
$25
OFF PEAK: Sunday - Thursday evening;
Saturday matinee
$99-
$119
$85-
$105
$69-
$89
$55-
$75
$25
FIRST LOOK: First Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday evening; Wednesday matinee $89-
$109
$75-
$95
$59-
$79
$49-
$69
$25
PEAK: Friday & Saturday evening; Sunday matinee
Section
Price
AA
$109-$119
A
$89-$99
B
$75-$85
C
$59-$69
D
$25
OFF PEAK: Sunday - Thursday evening; Saturday matinee
Section
Price
AA
$95-$105
A
$79-$89
B
$65-$75
C
$49-$59
D
$25
FIRST LOOK: First Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday evening; Wednesday matinee
Section
Price
AA
$85-$95
A
$69-$79
B
$55-$65
C
$45-$55
D
$25

Ticket price includes a $4.00 Capital Enhancement Fee. Prices may vary and are subject to change at any time.

View Seating Chart  |  Get Directions

Discount Ticket Prices

  Prices
Active Military and Veterans and Immediate Families
$20 with promo code MILITARY
Student (25 years and younger)
(No AA)
$20
Section D (Huntington Avenue Theatre);
Last Row (Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA)
Additional discounts may not be applied to section D seats at the Huntington Avenue Theatre and last row seats at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.
$25
35 Below (35 years and younger)
(No AA)
Learn more about our 35 Below program
$30

Learn more about our Discount Ticket Programs

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