Continuing the 2017 season, The City Theatre is very excited to present a first-time performance event: REDUX IN REP: Hamlet with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Two of the most famous plays of all time, both known in classic tragedy and modern comedy, performed in a full repertory production, and rotating each night with the same company portraying the same cast of characters.
Both as significant works, Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, grapple with the ultimate questions of life and death, and whether, through absurdity or anguish, does anything of much significance happen in between:
HAMLET. A murdered king. A usurped prince. A promise of revenge. Indisputably, one of the greatest works of all time, William Shakespeare’s tragedy has captivated audiences for over four hundred years. The story of a young man forced by circumstance into a world of distrust, madness, and betrayal in his relentless pursuit of the very nature of who he is and the profound human question, “to be or not to be?”
ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD. Tony and Academy Award winning playwright Tom Stoppard is a theatrical genius in his wild tragicomedy masterpiece that turns Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy Hamlet upside down, as two lesser known characters battle wits, existentialism, free will, and a pirate here and there.
Leading the productions is resident City Theatre director Jeff Hinkle, with both featuring the cast of Patrick Wheeler, Clay Avery, Dave Yakubik, Darren Scharf, Larry Oliver, Bobbie Oliver, Meg Steiner, Denver Surgener, Mick D’Arcy, Levi Gore, Cat Phillips, Joshua Cookingham, Sebastian Garcia, and Saige Hilton. Costume design by Heather Bullard with production design by Jeff Hinkle and Andy Berkovsky.
The City Theatre Company is excited to be celebrating its 11th anniversary season of live theatre entertainment in Austin. CTC is an Austin-based, not-for-profit arts organization and is sponsored in part by the Austin Creative Alliance and the Austin Cultural Arts Division. Founded in 2006, the company has been recognized by the Austin Critics Table Awards, the B. Iden Payne Awards, the Central Texas Excellence in Theatre Awards, Austin Live Theatre, and has twice been voted “Best Theatre Company” by Austin American-Statesman’s Austin 360.
CTC is dedicated in providing quality theatrical experiences and entertainment for Austin artists and its community and continues the commitment to making productions accessible for everyone. CTC offers its discount ticket program with $10 Thursday seats and $12 student seats for any show. The ticket discount is available throughout the 2016-2017 season.
Hamlet opens Friday, March 10, 2017 and runs through Sunday, April 2, 2017, with shows on Fridays and Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 8 PM and on Sundays at 3 PM. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead opens Saturday, March 11, 2017 and runs through Sunday, April 1, 2017, with shows at 8 PM and a matinee performance on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 3 PM. There are double features on Sunday March 19 and Sunday, March 26. Tickets start at $15 and are available online through Brown Paper Tickets. You can also make reservations requests online. All general and guaranteed reserved Seats not purchased or claimed five minutes before curtain will be released. Students tickets are available for any show for $15. Discounted tickets for groups of 10 or more are available, call 512-524-2870 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.