August 3-5, 2014
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday
Tom Stoppard's absurdist masterpiece comes to The Studio@620.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are two minor characters in William Shakespeare's Hamlet, who finally get to take the leading roles. R & G Are Dead features delectable wordplay, philosophical musings, a play-within-a-play-within-a-play (very Inception) and scenes straight out of Hamlet. This production brings together a talented cast of alumni and current students of the Pinellas County Center for the Arts (PCCA). With a little help from our friends, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead will run at the Studio@620 this August 3, 4, and 5.
Third Generation Theatre (3GT) was founded by Dylan Barlowe and Anthony Gervais to create innovative theatre in St. Pete
The Cast - Directed by Dylan Barlowe
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern - Anthony L. Gervais & David Hedgepeth
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark - Chris Kinney
Claudius, the King of Denmark - Will Linton
Gertrude, the Queen - Marissa Jennings
and featuring Austin Crawford, Sabrina Hamilton, Nick Salvo, Dylan Barlowe, Caroline Atkins, and Albert Parks
About their Creative Team
Dylan Barlowe (Director) is a sophomore at Columbia College Chicago working towards his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Acting. He is a 2013 graduate of the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School. While there, some of his favorite roles included Monsieur Firmin (The Phantom of the Opera), D (Polaroid Stories) and Benny (Rent). He was also the winner of the 2013 Walker's Rising Star Award for Drama. At Columbia, he was recently seen in the plays Six Postcards, Hoax, and The Road Not Taken. He is excited to return to the Studio@620, where he has been seen as Michal in The Pillowman. Barlowe is thrilled to put on this production of Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead! Not only for it's hysterical, daunting confrontation with the fear of death, but for the learning opportunities the show will give him by challenging his talents and bettering him for his hopes to receive his Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Directing at Northwestern University.
Anthony L. Gervais (Producer/Rosencrantz) has been in love with acting since 4th grade, when he made his debut in Weekie Walla Walla at Perkins Elementary. Since then, he has continued the love affair at The Boston Conservatory, where he is a rising sophomore pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre. He is a 2013 graduate of the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School, where some of his favorite roles included Mark Cohen (Rent), Puck (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Thomas Andrews (Titanic) and Beadle (Sweeney Todd). He is ecstatic to return to the Studio@620, where he has previously worked as an actor (Ariel in The Pillowman), a director (Someone Who'll Watch Over Me), and a stage manager (Shel's Shorts, Agnes of God). R & G are Dead is a sublime piece of theatre, and bringing it to life at the Studio@620 is proving a wonderfully challenging experience.