Stoppard’s Dazzling "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead” Delivers Wit, Wordplay, Wisdom at Princeton Summer Theater

Our third production of the season opened to glowing reviews!

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead feels as fresh and inventive as it must have fifty years ago...the occasionally baffling, always hilarious play is currently receiving a superb staging by Princeton Summer Theater, a semiprofessional company that proves with this production to be the equal of a professional regional theater operating in New Jersey.
— Cameron Kelsall, Talkin' Broadway

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is a "funny, philosophical, verbally dazzling production...high production values, creative, intelligent staging, and thoroughly professional performances characterize this group and guarantee the rewards of an evening at PST." - Don Gilpin, Town Topics


It is "dazzling in its intricacy and its rewards close attention." - Tim Dunleavy, DC Metro Theater Arts

"You are seldom going to have the opportunity to see a finer mounting of the play." - Stu Duncan, U.S. 1

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern may be dead, but Princeton Summer Theater is alive.
— Cameron Kelsall, Talkin' Broadway

The production is "performed with brilliant precision...Mr. Stoppard has fun upending expectations. As do the entire cast, who are splendid in this seriously amusing romp." - Bob Brown, TIME OFF Central Jersey


"Billy Cohen as the ingenuous Rosencrantz and Jake McCready as the skeptical, philosophical Guildenstern contrast and complement each other brilliantly." - Don Gilpin, Town Topics


"The ditzy Rosencrantz is played with a sweet irresistibility by Billy Cohen, while the more philosophical Guildenstern is sharply etched by Jake McCready...The tragedians function as a perfectly choreographed unit, led with verbal and physical dexterity by Olivia Nice's Leading Player. Casting a woman in this role, usually performed by a man, is a stroke of genius; Nice foregrounds a sexual energy that permeates the text." - Cameron Kelsall, Talkin' Broadway