‘Hamlet’ characters coming to the PAC

Steven Martz, Staff writer

The Mercyhurst Institute for Arts and Culture is once again outdoing itself with an amazing opportunity to attend the National Theatre Live performance of “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead.”
Do not miss your chance to see an encore of this wonderful production right here at the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center on Oct. 22.
The performance will start at 12:55 p.m. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m.
Have you ever wondered about the minor characters in popular plays?
Have you ever seen a minor character in a play and thought about their lives?
The answer is probably not.
However, on the off chance you do, this is the play for you.
It follows the story of two minor characters around the story of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are the focal point.
The play is a situational comedy around the drama that unfolds in “Hamlet.”
This means that while watching you will be able to pick out characters from “Hamlet” as well, almost like a little game you can play while watching.
The play was written by Sir Tom Stoppard, an British playwright who was knighted in 1997. It was first performed in 1966.
This time around, the play was directed by David Leveaux at The Old Vic theatre in London.
The stars in this play include the charming Daniel Radcliffe, the talented Joshua McGuire and the witty David Haig.
As always, tickets are free for Mercyhurst students, $18 for an adults, $15 for seniors and students of other institutions and $10 for youth.