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Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013

‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’ in Spring Green

 Life’s random cruelties drive the existential farce Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, which opened last Saturday at American Players Theatre in Spring Green. But Tom Stoppard’s 1966 absurdist tragicomedy, based on two minor characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, owes more to Samuel
01.16.2011 | | Posted at 10:04 AM

3 Seconds Under A Streetlight with The Milwaukee Rep’s 39 Steps

By Russ Bickerstaff
Part of the appeal of theatre is the transformation of reality. Under ideal conditions, an audience is transported somewhere else for the duration of the play. Ideally, a group of actors and various production elements can convince an audience on some level that they’re more than just a roomful of people pretending. Patrick Barlow’s comic adaptation of The 39 Steps plays with the illusion fo...

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