The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announces the next play in the exciting series of National Theatre Live screenings. National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project that presents the best of British theater live from the London stage on film to cinemas across the UK and around the world.
David Leveaux’s new production of ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made young Tom Stoppard a name overnight. Daniel Radcliffe (“Harry Potter”) and Joshua McGuire (“The Hour”) star in this brilliantly funny situation comedy from The Old Vic theatre in London. Against the backdrop of HAMLET, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take center stage. The two are childhood friends of Prince Hamlet and the play concerns their misadventures and musings. As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.
This brilliantly crafted production has a great deal of fun with it all. The leads make a good team: Radcliffe as the dimmer, more light-hearted Rosencrantz, McGuire the intellectually pompous and agitated Guildenstern; one bearded and dark-eyed, the other curly-haired with a toothy grin. Together, they handle the intricate dialogue with aplomb, allowing the jokes to fizz and the anxiety to register.
“The Guardian” states, “Tom Stoppard’s comedy shines brightly.” And “Daily Telegraph” says, “Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire are a delightful double act.” (Runtime 2 hr. 30 min., including an intermission; for ages 12 and up).
Screenings will be on Monday, May 15th at 1:00 pm and Tuesday, May 16th at 6:30 pm at the Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive in Dartmouth Plaza (behind the Lewes Wawa). Admission for National Theatre Live is $18 for RBFS members and $20 general admission. Online reservations (www.rehobothfilm.com) are encouraged and may be made with MasterCard or VISA.
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