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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

By Tom Stoppard

Directed by Stephen Libby

November 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22, 2014

Cambridge YMCA Theatre

The Longwood Players begins its 2014-2015 season with Tom Stoppard's classic Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Acclaimed as a modern dramatic masterpiece, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worm’s-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare's play. In Tom 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 echoes of Waiting for Godot resound, where reality and illusion intermix, and where fate leads our two heroes to a tragic but inevitable end.


RosencrantzJames Aitchison
PoloniusMark Bourbeau
AmbassadorEzra Brown
The PlayerChris Cardoni
TragedianTyler Crosby
TragedianMichael Gleason
TragedianRebecca Gray
OpheliaAnnie Hochheiser
TragedianAndy Lebrun
HoratioGreg Lohman
HamletEric McGowan
ClaudiusStephen Peters
AlfredTyler Prendergast
GuildensternMatt Ryan
GertrudeCatherine Verow
TragedianEmery Westlake


DirectorStephen Libby
Production ManagerVilas Sridharan
Stage ManagerElizabeth Ramirez
Assistant DirectorTalia Curtin
Movement ChoreographerShira Cahn-Lipman
Set DesignerRichard Ouellette
Lighting DesignerLaura Hildebrand
Costume DesignerHeather Tamarkin
Props DesignerBrian Hoefling
Sound DesignerKelsey Jarboe
Technical DirectorAlix Strasnick
Technical Director (Sets)Brie Frame
Scenic ArtistEmily Singer
Assistant Costumer DesignerJoanna Troy
Master ElectricianRicky Morse
Assistant Stage ManagerKellas Cameron
Spot OperatorsSteve Kelch, Leah Haas
Wardrobe ManagerBetsy Krah
Master CarpenterEd Churchill
Load-in CrewIan Fernandez, Nick Tosches, Anthony Mullin, Michelle Merry, Lydia Anderson, Stephanie Masline, Molly Hester
ElectriciansSteve Kelch, Laura Hildebrand, Martin Kemp
House ManagerKrista Sergi
Program Cover / Graphic DesignTodd Yard


Best Set Design (Richard Ouellette)DASH Nominee
Best Lighting Design (Laura Hildebrand)DASH Nominee
Best Sound Design (Kelsey Jarboe)DASH Nominee
Best Costume Design (Heather Tamarkin)DASH Winner
Best Stage Management (Elizabeth Ramirez)DASH Nominee
Best Prop Coördination (Brian Hoefling)DASH Nominee
Best Specialty Ensemble (The Tragedians)DASH Winner
Best Lead Actor (James Aitchison)DASH Nominee
Best Ensemble PerformanceDASH Nominee
Best Direction (Stephen Libby)DASH Nominee
Best PlayDASH Winner