Promethean Theatre Ensemble Presents ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, 4/18 - 5/24

Promethean Theatre Ensemble Presents ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, 4/18 - 5/24

Promethean Theatre Ensemble is pleased to announce the second play of their 2013/2014 season, Tom Stoppard's ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD.

PTE Artistic Director Beth Wolf will set Tom Stoppard's classic re-imagining of Hamlet in a Steampunk world, the unique visual aesthetic that typically blends Victorian elements with steam-powered machinery, clockwork, and gears. The Steampunk aesthetic blends worlds - both the past and an imagined future - just as Stoppard blends the traditional with the unknown.

ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD features PTE ensemble member Nick Lake and Special Guest Artist Tom McGrath (see biographies below).

Specially priced preview performances are April 18, 19, 24, & 25 at 7:30 pm. Press Opening Night is Saturday April 26, 2014 at 7:30 pm. Performances continue through Saturday May 24, 2014, on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at2:00 pm, with a special industry performance on Tuesday April 29, 2014 at 7:00 PM. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead will perform in Studio One at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657. Admission price is $22.00 for adults, and $12.00 for children/students/seniors. To purchase tickets please call the Athenaeum box office (773) 935-6875 or visit


Director - Beth Wolf*
Assistant Director - Nicole Hand*
Stage Manager - Nathaniel Nesheim-Case
Scenic Design - Sarah Dalton Lewis
Lighting Design - Megan Turnquist
Costume Design - Beth Laske-Miller
Sound Design- Michael Kunc
Dialect Coach - Cate Gillespie*
Props Design - Ross Lemmon
Violence Design - Dave Skvarla*
Production Manager - John Arthur Lewis*

Featuring the actors: Gary Barth, David Cady, Jr., Jared Dennis*, Ashlee Edgemon, Cameron Feagin, Brendan Hutt*, Nick Lake*, Tom McGrath, Cami Rene Philgreen, Melissa Reeves, & Elizabeth Rentfro

(* indicates PTE ensemble member)

Nick has lived in the Chicago area since 2001 when he moved here from Pennsylvania. With Promethean, he has appeared in many shows, playing characters such as Henry V (Henry V), Melchior (Spring Awakening), and Sherlock Holmes (A Study in Scarlet). He has also worked with other companies, including Strawdog, City Lit, and The New Colony. A long-time space nerd, he works at the Adler Planetarium as a show presenter, giving live full-dome presentations about the universe.

Tom McGrath has performed in such critically acclaimed productions as EAST OF BERLIN/THE RUSSIAN PLAY (Hermann/Piotr), and PLAINSONG with Signal Ensemble, and the Late-Nite Doctor Who serial-story THE TIMEY WIMEY FANTASTIC BRILLIANT EXTRAVAGANZA (GERONIMO!) (The Doctor), and also appeared in THREE SISTERS at Steppenwolf (Ensemble).

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