1999 Tony Award winner Frank Wood will play Rosencrantz in the Long Wharf's revival of Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, running April 25-June 3 on the Mainstage. Joining him will be Long Wharf regular Jefferson Mays as Guildenstern and Obie winner Edward Hibbert (Gross Indecency, The Green Bird) as the Player. Darko Tresnjak directs. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is a typically twisting Stoppard comedy using two of Hamlet's minor characters as a launching pad for comical contemplations of the universe. The two existential heroes never really know who they are or why they are there, but they wittle away their time playing verbal tennis and other intellectual games before meeting their ultimate fate. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern was made into a film in 1990 with Tim Roth and Gary Oldman in the title roles.
Tickets are $45-$15. For reservations, call (203) 787-4282.The Long Wharf Theatre is on the web at http://www.longwharf.org.
— By Christine Ehren