Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead + The 15 Minute Hamlet


Acclaimed as a modern comedic masterpiece, Rosencrantz & 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.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead is presented with The 15 Minute Hamlet.

Following his success with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, the author continues his association with Hamlet by taking the most famous and best loved lines from Shakespeare's play and condensing them into a hilarious thirteen minute version. This miraculous feat is followed by an encore - a two minute version! The multitude of characters is played by six actors with hectic doubling, and the action takes place at an abridged Elsinore Castle.

BOTH Shows are Lakewood Playhouse Premiers!

  • Friday, Apr. 14 - Sunday, May. 7, 2017
  • Location: 5729 Lakewood Towne Ctr Blvd SW, Lakewood Playhouse, WA
  • Phone: (253) 588-0042
  • Time: Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM. Sundays at 2:00 PM.
  • Price: $25 Adult, $22 Military, $21 Senior, $19 Student/Educator
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead + The 15 Minute Hamlet
  • April 14, 2017 to May 8, 2017
  • Lakewood Playhouse
  • $25 Adult, $22 Military, $21 Senior, $19 Student/Educator
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday