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Arts at ASU to Present Tragicomedy

February 06, 2013

Angelo State University’s Arts at ASU program will present the Tony Award-winning tragicomedy “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” Feb. 15-16 and 22-24 in the ASU Auditorium.

Performances will begin at 8 p.m. on Feb. 15-16 and 22-23, with a Sunday matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Feb. 24.  Doors will open 15 minutes before each performance.  Tickets are $3 for ASU students, $4 for non-ASU students and $8 general admission.  Arts at ASU subscribers will be admitted free.  The ASU Auditorium is located in the Mayer Administration Building, 2601 W. Avenue N.

Tom Stoppard’s “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” places two intriguing characters from Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” in the limelight with an irreverent look at what happened behind the play’s scenes.  The result is perspective on the human condition through the adventures of the duo that Hamlet described as “my two schoolfellows.”

ASU student cast members include Joey Hancock as Rosencrantz, Tyler Tennell as Guildenstern, Collyn Glaspie as The Player, Amber Horton as Hamlet, Larry Hettick as Claudius, David Pedersen as Gertrude, Caden Glass as Polonius/Laertes, Brandon Jones as Ambassador, Lance Turner as Horatio and Bernadino “Chito” Hernandez as Alfred/Ophelia/Fortenbras.

Mike Burnett, assistant director of ASU University Theatre, will direct the play and serve as the scenic, lighting and sound designer.  Eldra Sanford is the University Theatre costumer and Matt Smith is the technical director.  Student assistants for this production are Jacob Scott, assistant director; Elizabeth Holland, assistant lighting designer; Maggie Hogan, electrician/light operator; Martin Rodriguez, master carpenter; Brooke Addison, charge painter; Morgan Slaughter, props master; Casandra Trautman, wardrobe supervisor; Josely Limardo, stagehand; Shelby Butcher, wardrobe crew; and Katie Hejl, house manager.

Reservations can be made by calling the ASU box office at 325-942-2000 weekdays from 2-6 p.m.  The box office opens on Thursday, Feb. 7, for subscribers and Monday, Feb. 11, for the general public.

For more information about the production, call the ASU theatre program at 325-942-2146.

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