Feb 8, 2017

FVCC Theatre Department Performs “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead”

Poster designed by FVCC Graphic Design student Audra Sandler

In honor of the 50th anniversary of FVCC’s founding, FVCC’s Theatre Department will perform Tom Stoppard’s 1967 play “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead” on February 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25. All performances begin at 7 p.m. in the campus theatre located inside the Arts and Technology Building.

“Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead” is the tale of “Hamlet” as told from the worm’s-eye view of two minor characters in the classic play by William Shakespeare. In Stoppard’s best-known work, this Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy finally get a chance to take the lead role, but do so in a world where reality and illusion intermix, eventually leading to a tragic end for the two heroes.

The New York Daily News has described the play as, “A stimulating, funny, imaginative comedy.”

The play’s content is deemed appropriate for pre-teen to adult audiences. Tickets are $10 for the general public, $5 for senior citizens and free for all students. Tickets are available for purchase at the door or in advance at the FVCC Bookstore or online at