rosencrantz and guildenstern are dead

BY tom stoppard
DIRECTED BY emma watt

A funny, philosophical, and 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



Praised as Tom Stoppard’s modern tragicomic masterpiece, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is a wonderfully inventive behind-the-scenes look into Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Told through the worm’s-eye view of the once minor characters Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Stoppard’s play takes us to a place where reality and illusion intermix. Join the protagonists on an absurdist tale of musings and misadventures as they discover their inevitable fate.

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


July 14-16, 21-23, and 28-30 at 8pm

July 16 & 17, 23 & 24, and 30 & 31 at 2pm


Friday, July 22: Join us in a post-show discussion with the cast and Professor Robert Sandberg, Lecturer in Theater and English at Princeton University.

Friday, July 29: Join us in a post-show discussion with the cast and PST Artistic Director, Ogemdi Ude.