Forge Theatre in Phoenixville presents ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead'

Photo by Diana Gagliardi Ryan Burgess, Jim Broyles Melissa Cox, Jason Gagliardi, Meghan Schulz in a scene from Forge Theatre's "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead."

PHOENIXVILLE —Acclaimed as a modern dramatic masterpiece, “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet, as told from the worm’s-eye view of two of the minor characters, the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. As this Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy finally get a chance to take the lead role in the story of their own lives, they do so in a world where reality and illusion intermix, and where fate leads them to the tragic but inevitable conclusion.

Show dates are April 19, 20, 26, 27and May 2, 3, 4 at 8 p.m. There will also be a performance on April 28 at 2 p.m.

“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” is directed by Diana Gagliardi and produced by Renee Schulz. The cast features Meghan Schulz as Rosencrantz, Jason Gagliardi as Guildenstern, Steve Schulz as The Lead Player, Jay Reilly as Hamlet/Tragedian: Melissa Cox as Ophelia/Tragedian, Jim Broyles as Claudius/Tragedian, Catherine Callahan as Gertrude/Tragedian, Leon Oboler as Polonius/Tragedian and Ryan Burgess as Horatio/Tragedian.

Advance reservations are strongly recommended. Reservations can be made online at www.forgetheatre.org or by calling 610-935-1920.