The League of Cincinnati Theatres recommends Tom Stoppardâ€™s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, produced by the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.Â Panelists gave the show 4-Stars, and applauded the performances of Billy Chace, Justin McCombs and Jim Hopkins.
â€œThis absurdist play was skillfully made coherent (and parts memorable) for an audience who may not know and love absurdist plays,â€ stated one panelist.
â€œThe acting of our two leading men was flawless,â€ as the panelists heaped praises on Rosencrantz (McCombs) and Guildenstern (Chace).
â€œThe Player King was haunting, imposing, ridiculous, desperate, and surprisingly a good â€˜actorâ€™ for the death scene,â€ stated another panelist regarding Jim Hopkinsâ€™ portrayal of the lead Player.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, which plays until March 9, explores the backstory of two of Shakespeareâ€™s lesser characters in Hamlet of which a phenomenal production CSC closed last week.
For tickets and more information about â€œRosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead,â€ please contactÂ cincyshakes.com
Nominations for LCT awards will be determined and announced at the end of the season and winners awarded at the annual LCT gala in the spring.