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But at its core, it’s this really clever and charming play on words, concepts and art. It speaks to art as a salve, a buoy or port in the storm that is life, a way to attempt making sense of these lives we lead.
Last-chance theater: The Wilma’s season-ender “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead”, Philadelphia Weekly
There's the joy of watching Keith Conallen and Jered McLenigan in meticulously considered performances of the two guys, and the actor Ed Swidey's magnetic performance as the head of a troupe of players who also figure in "Hamlet."
Review: 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern' are very much alive, WHYY/NEWSWORKS
Both Conallen and McLenigan were outstanding during Wednesday's performance and demonstrated an almost superhuman emotional and physical endurance throughout the night
REVIEW: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern at The Wilma Theater, Philadelphia Magazine
Retaining the same cast for both shows (aside from Zainab Jah, who won’t be returning as Hamlet) is part of Zizka’s ongoing attempt to create a resident company of actors trained in the Wilma’s physical, vocal and emotional approach. The actors worked with vocal teacher Jean-René Toussaint and attended workshops with Theodoros Terzopoulos of the Attis Theatre in Greece, who will direct next season’s “Antigone.”
The Wilma switches to the flip side of 'Hamlet' with 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead', Metro
McLenigan took our rapid-fire Q&A, where he discusses drinking his bottled tears on opening night, making himself up to look like Morgan Freeman and that time he made eggs for Eddie Vedder.
IN THE WINGS: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead Star Jered McLenigan, Philadelphia Magazine