Drama Desk winner Jeremy Webb and Broadway alum Alex Hurt take on the titular pair, respectively, in Huntington Theatre Company’s production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, which began performances September 20 at the Boston venue. Performances are scheduled through October 20.
Tom Stoppard’s Tony-winning play takes two minor characters in Hamlet, who confusingly find themselves the star of their own show, all while the Shakespearean tragedy is being performed offstage. The production is helmed by Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois.
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Returning to the Huntington and joining the ill-fated duo are Will LeBow and Melinda Lopez as The Player and Gertrude, respectively. Brian Lee Huynh (War Horse) is Hamlet, with Meghan Leathers as Ophelia, Ed Hoopman as King Claudius, Matthew Bretschneider as Alfred, and Ken Cheeseman as Polonius. Rounding out the ensemble are Kadahj Bennett, Laura Latrielle, Zaven Ovian, Marc Pierre, Dale Place, Omar Robinson, and Michael Underhill.
The production features scenic design by Wilson Chin, costume design by Ilona Somogyi, lighting design by David Lander, projection design by Zachary Borovay, with sound design and original music by Obadiah Eaves.