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FRCC Presents ‘Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead’ for October Run

The Front Range Community College Theater Program will present “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead,” a Tony® Award-winning comedy by Tom Stoppard, Oct. 20-22 and Oct. 26-28 at Bas Bleu Theatre, Fort Collins.

Peter Anthony, theater instructor at FRCC and a veteran of the Fort Collins theater scene, directs the play, which is based on a play by Shakespeare.

Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20-21 and 26-28 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 22. Tickets are $10 for students and seniors and $14 for general admission. Purchase tickets online at or at the box office 12:30-5:30 p.m. weekdays, or call (970) 498-8949. Bas Bleu Theater is at 401 Pine St., Fort Collins.

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Art Dead poster“Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead” is an outrageous comic turn spun out of Shakespeare, taking Hamlet’s two minor, ill-fated characters and thrusting them into the center of palace intrigue. Crazed, confused, hopelessly caught between cross-purposes, bedeviled by existential angst, this antic pair take panic and wordplay to new levels of hilarity.

“Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead” was first staged at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on Aug. 24, 1966, by the Oxford Theatre Group. It premiered in London at the Old Vic on April 11, 1967.

It was the winner of a Tony® Award for Best Play and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. The New York Daily News called it “a stimulating, funny, imaginative comedy.”

This is an independent production. Bas Bleu Theatre has been made available for this event by special arrangement between the Bas Bleu Theatre Company and FRCC.

For more information, contact John Hill, Theater Program lead, at or (970) 204-8386

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FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online. FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System.

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John Feeley is director of public relations at Front Range Community College.