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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead ()

Produced by

Hart House Theatre

Playwright: Tom Stoppard
Director: Matthew Gorman


Hart House Theatre


September 21st, 2012 – October 6th, 2012


Written by one of the world’s greatest contemporary playwrights, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead has played across the globe, been adapted into an award-winning film and is now as recognizable as the classic on which it is based. This Tony Award winning play explores the confused antics of two minor characters from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet: the courtiers, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Using his razor-sharp wit and unmatched comedic brilliance, Stoppard creates protagonists that grapple the big philosophical questions while they unwittingly fight for their lives. (


Jim Armstrong Rosencrantz
Andrew Knowlton Guildenstern
Benjamin Muir Hamlet
Brenna Stewart Ophelia
Jesse Phillips Claudius
Marlene Matos-Jones Gertrude
Jamie Johnson Polonious
David Tripp Player
Madeleine Brown Alfred
Ray Jacildo Tragedian
Tom Beattie Tragedian
Reg Matson Tragedian
Leete Stetson Tragedian
Matthew McGrath Courtier
Jorge Nef Courtier

Creative Team

Tom Stoppard Playwright
Matthew Gorman Director
Grace Smith Assistant Director
Stephan Droege Set Designer
Stephan Droege Lighting Designer
Ming Wong Costume Designer
Jeremy Hutton Sound Designer
Sylvia Farr Prop Designer


Mary Keenan Stage Manager
Kristina Abbondanza Assistant Stage Manager
Tammy Fenner Painter
Jackie McClelland Set Dresser
Scott Gorman Carpenter
Trason Nicholas Fernandes Makeup Coordinator
Diana Colavecchia Wardrobe Assistant
Christopher Hains Sound Operator
Jennifer Riley Crew


Brian Campbell Technical Director
Christopher Hains House Technician