Tom Stoppard’s existential masterwork Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is in its last weekend at Theatre X (in the basement of UNM’s Center for the Arts). Alibi theater critic Leigh Hile reviewed the ambitious production.
Bit characters from Hamlet wander to their demise at Theatre X
This is no spoiler: “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead.” An ambassador from England announces this at the end of Hamlet and this masterpiece from Tom Stoppard. Anyone who is familiar with Hamlet or has even read the title of Stoppard's classic absurdist drama has a pretty good idea of where they play's action is headed. Even the protagonists, at various turns in the story, know they're going to die, though they either forget or willfully ignore the information upon receiving it every time.
Revolutions International Theatre Festival 2011 Schedule of Events
So we didn't spend a whole article (at right) listing the times and places for the plethora of cool theater stuff during Revolutions, this week’s Culture Shock space had to pay the ultimate price.
A Tale of Betrayal
Tricklock weaves a tangled web
In Traitors, things are not as they seem.
The original script by Tricklock Company member Kristen D. Simpson weaves together the stories of Benedict Arnold, Judas Iscariot and Sen. Joseph McCarthy. On the surface, the play is a reflection on the nature of betrayal, patriotism and forgiveness. But there’s another surprising current that sweeps through the show. Religion is the undertone of the production, and its presence left me more than a little confused.