Sam Houston State University

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is an absurdist comedy that follows two minor characters from Shakespeare's Hamlet.  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern have been summoned by Hamlet's mother and stepfather to "glean what afflicts" the young prince. Struggling with the chaos in the castle as well as their own confusion and inertia Rosencrantz and Guildenstern contemplate such existential questions such as what is free-will? What dictates human identity? What is choice? What is the meaning of life? And ultimately what is reality?

Performances contain adult content.

Tickets are available on the Box Office website for $12 in advance and $15 the week of the event. SHSU students, faculty, and staff may redeem one free ticket per event with a valid Sam ID. Student tickets will be available the week of the event. Restrictions may apply. Contact the Box Office for details. 

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Saturday, February 24 at 7:30pm to 11:00pm

University Theatre Center, Erica Starr Theatre
1740 Bobby K. Marks Drive, Huntsville, Texas, 77340

Event Type

Arts, Entertainment & Performances, Theatre


College of Arts & Media, Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre


$12 in advance, $15 on the day of the event. SHSU students, faculty, and staff free.


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