What happens to two minor players in “Hamlet,” when they are off stage? The Community College of Rhode Island Players will present Tom Stoppard’s answer to that question when they stage “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” this week at the Liston Campus in Providence.
French playwright Yasmina Reza was surprised when “Art” won London’s Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 1998: “I thought I had written a tragedy.” Judge for yourself when the CCRI Players open the 2017-18 season with the play this month.
Under the direction of Dr. Audrey Kaiser, CCRI students and alumni will perform a musical revue of new and old Broadway shows.
The CCRI Players’ March production of “Romeo and Juliet” will transport the audience not to fair Verona in the Renaissance period, but to the height of the swing music era of 1935 in a locale reminiscent of gangland Chicago.