November 25, 2018

Bradley Boutcher brings a boatload of bravado and charisma to his portrayal of that wacky Danish Prince Hamlet... The stage lights up when he rushes to play with the crazy Rosencrantz & Guildenstern... and then darkens as he spurns the lovely Ophelia, and generally muc...

November 20, 2018

Bending gender, defying expectations, running rampant, and rollicking madly, our Leading Player brings a saucy edge to "Rosencrantz." (Opens November 30! Get your tickets now!)

Sara Kerr struts and frets her hour upon the stage - and it's a sight to behold. The director...

November 18, 2018

Every time they burst onto the stage in this production of "Rosencrantz," one marvels at the astonishing round-up of faces, bodies, energy.

From the beginning, the director, Ingrid Oslund, brought a radical spirit of fun to the enterprise, looking to play with gender, s...

November 18, 2018

The chemistry crackles between the loopy everymen at the center of "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" -- or is it Guildenstern and Rosencrantz?

Ingrid Oslund, the director, made sure to cast two people who would work well together. "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are...

November 18, 2018

For a while. Then he's Alfred. And then... well, it's a long story. And a damn good one.

November 17, 2018

Since the first rehearsal, Ingrid Oslund, the director of "Rosencrantz," has led the actors through a series of games - and to this day, every rehearsal starts with a series of energetic exercises. The spirit of FUN  -- of clowning above all -- lights up the stage. Esp...

November 12, 2018

Linda Burtt gets excited as she heads into the dressing room at the theater, and starts pulling out the costumes that she’s building for the upcoming production of “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead”—hats, doublets, shirts with enormously puffy sleeves, balloon pan...

November 11, 2018

Who has the best set building crew in community theater? THAT's RIGHT - WE do.

It’s Saturday morning, and the theater is alive with banging and knocking and the occasional loud crash. It smells like sawdust and donuts and coffee and cigarettes. It’s three weeks to openi...

November 6, 2018

"It's a giant game of clowning," says Ingrid Olsund in describing the production of "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead" currently in rehearsals at AFD. "You can look to the philosophical wordplay, and put a lot of things on it, but it simply works best as a comedy -...

November 4, 2018

Watching the production take shape is a joy - taking part in the actual process is a LOT of work. Director Ingrid Oslund is bringing a fresh, vital approach to Tom Stoppard's original work that galvanized the stage 50 years ago when it won the Tony Award for Best Play....

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