Friendswood High School Theatre presents
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
November 30, December 2 at 7pm and December 3 at 2:30 pm
in the FHS STUDIO THEATRE
In 2004 FHS won the UIL One Act Play State Championship with this title.
According to FHS theatre director, Kathy Powdrell, “You have to have three exceptional young actors for the roles of Rosencrantz, Guildenstern and the Player. This year FHS Theatre seem to have just the right trio.”
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are played by seniors, J.C. Mills and Garrett McGregor. Senior Andrea Beasley will be playing the iconic role of the Player.
Tickets are $10 at the door.
FHS Thespians complete the cast:
Alfred Tragedians: Cole Kirkpatrick, Sydney Antill, Tyler Pittman, Eric Jensen, Fedor Aglyamov, John Murray, Isabella Morrison, Jacob Vegas, Kenzie Weddel
Hamlet: Rory Sims
Ophelia: Taylor Greny
Claudius: Garret Morris
Gertrude: Jacquelin Kutz
Polonius: Jacob Johnstone
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern was playwright Tom Stoppard’s first big hit and starred two unlikely heroes — a pair of insignificant characters lifted from “Hamlet.” Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead tells the absurdist story of the Danish Prince’s childhood friends, who are sent to spy on Hamlet and end up as confused courtiers navigating the shark-infested waters of the royal court.As the title suggests, the play ends poorly for the pair. But it didn’t for Stoppard: It won the best play Tony Award in 1968 and was turned into a film starring Gary Oldman and Tim Roth.