Greetings, all! It’s been awhile since our last update, but I wanted to let you know that things are coming along well for Infinite Jest’s inaugural Capital Fringe Festival production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. We open in just a couple of weeks!
Rehearsals have been going excellently, and while it’s been a challenge to hold the show to 90 minutes while retaining as much of Tom Stoppard’s magnificent language as possible, we feel like we’ve come up with a production that will please those who are enjoying this story for the very first time as well as those who, like us, love this play and are familiar with every detail.
In addition to all of our wonderful Kickstarter donors, we’ve got a lot of other people to whom we are deeply grateful, and without whose help we wouldn’t be as far along as we are. These include the staff and management of the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel (www.lenfantplazahotel.com) in Washington, D.C., which has generously provided us with the rehearsal space we’ve been using for the past month, as well as Koress Tapscott of Daikio Design (www.daikiodesign.com) and Jessica Craney of J.Craney Creative (www.jessicacraney.com), the graphic artists and designers that put together all of our print material, including our postcards, 11x17 posters, and the full-size movie-style poster that’s now hanging on the wall at the Fort Fringe box office.
Tickets are on sale now online at shows.capfringe.org/shows/3565-Rosencrantz-and-Guildenstern-Are-Dead.html, by calling the Capital Fringe Box Office at 866.811.411, or by visiting the Box Office at 607 New York Avenue, NW.
Again, thanks to each and every one for helping us make this show possible! We’re looking forward to seeing you at the Fort Fringe—Redrum (612 L Street NW) next month!
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