Cabaret Theatre Presents: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

October--the month of crisp fall weather, shorter days, pumpkin spice lattes, Halloween (free candy and costumes ftw) and CABARET THEATRE'S FIRST MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION OF THE SEASON! R U READY RUTGERS?

Remember reading Hamlet? Remember his two friends, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, whom he decided to kill off near the end because they were working for Claudius? Ever wanted to know what was actually going on on their end of the Bard's play?

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead is an absurdist tragicomedy that develops two minor characters from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. The play follows the two courtiers on their farcical misadventures, while also including scenes directly from Hamlet in which Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are included. But they express their confusion about the series of events- the ones that occur in Hamlet- in which they are not present. They meet a troupe of Players, are commissioned by the Danish Royalty, and end up on a boat to England in an attempt to have Hamlet murdered.

Thursday, October 29th at 9:00pm
Friday, October 30th at 8:00pm
Saturday, October 31st at 8:00pm
Sunday, November 1st at 7:00pm

Cabaret Theatre, located on the corner of Suydam Street and Nichol Avenue on the Douglass Campus

Students, Faculty, Staff, and Seniors (60+) / $7
General Admission / $12

Email or visit to reserve your tickets.

When reserving via email, specify your name, the number of tickets you wish to purchase, and the date/time of the show you wish to attend. Please note that sending an email or submitting a form does not mean you are automatically have tickets reserved--you must wait until a confirmation email is sent.

Patrons with reservations must arrive no later than twenty minutes prior to performance time to purchase their tickets. Once past the twenty-minute mark, reservations may be voided at the discretion of the box office management to accommodate any patrons on the waiting list or any walk-up sales.

Director: Cody Beltis
Assistant Director: Kelly Lozo
Stage Manager: Dominick Scalera
Assistant Stage Manager: Thomas James Ellis

Rosencrantz - Mario Gambino
Guildenstern - Celine Dirkes
Hamlet - Benji Sills
The Player - Justice Hehir
Ophelia - Lillian Vargyas
Claudius - Oren Merhav
Gertrude - Elizabeth Alt
Polonius - Matthew Finnerty
Tragedians - Julianna Pica, Kajoree Bhattacharya, and Ryan Morey

If you have any questions, please email our producer, Kayla Votapek, at

We hope to see you then!

RUSA allocations paid for by student fees