In NYC: 3 Staged Readings! 3 Noted Guest Speakers! 28 Performances!

After 27 years, TOM STOPPARD’s seminal work, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead returns to the New York stage directed by Tony-winner JOHN RANDO presented in rotating repertory with Hamlet, directed by The Acting Company’s, Artistic Director, IAN BELKNAP.  Performances begin JANUARY 9 and run through FEBRUARY 1 at the Pearl Theater, 555 West 42nd Street, NYC. Tickets to all performances are $65 at 212-563-9261.  

Special “IN CONVERSATION” discussions accompany performances featuring MICHAEL KAHN (January 11), Artistic Director of Washington’s Shakespeare Theater, MARK ANDERSON (January 20), author of Shakespeare by Another Name and JOHN RANDO (January 28) interviewed by four-time Emmy winner RANDY COHEN, the former “Ethicist” of the New York Times. In Conversations are included in the price of your theater ticket. 

In addition, three STAGED READINGS will be presented beginning with Philip Barry’s HOLIDAY on December 16 with Acting Company Alums DAVID SCHRAMM and GEORGIA COHEN.  TEXTUAL RELATIONS on January 6 with DANA IVEY, by Pulitzer Prize finalist Michael Feingold, explores the theory that someone else wrote Shakespeare and JOHN GLOVER stars in STOPPARD’s REAL INSPECTOR HOUND on January 13.
“I am excited to be back at The Acting Company where I got my New York start,”  John Rando said “and this season is especially exciting with two plays that are so interrelated—it’s 27 years since Rosencrantz and Guildenstern was last done in New York; a great classic play with an equally great counterpart.  I previously directed Trevor Nunn’s Comedy of Errors in 2001 for The Acting Company where I began as Staff Repertory Director on the 1991-92 tour.”
“It is hard to imagine a more perfect repertory in the classical theatrical cannon than these two masterfully inventive explorations of the same story – one of nobility, one of commoners,” notes Ian Belknap in speaking about his first season as Artistic Director of The Acting Company. He was represented last year by Of Mice and Men; his production of The Comedy of Errors began at the Guthrie in 2010 before a two-year national tour. 

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