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Ian Merrill Peakes: Keeping It Real Over the Long Haul

Actor Ian Merrill Peakes (The Player) shares his thoughts on the Folger Theatre production of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.  Learn more about Ian at the Folger and read his previous posts.  So in this business, we perform the same show eight times a week for several weeks. In this case seven weeks. Doing a little… Continue Reading »


Gravedigger’s Tale

Gravedigger’s Tale is going on tour! Learn more and reserve for your organization today!   Gravedigger’s Tale is a new interactive one-man play based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The play, developed by director Robert Richmond (Folger Theatre’s Julius Caesar, Richard III, Henry V and more), features the Gravedigger, who appears to have much more knowledge about court life in Elsinore than originally thought. He… Continue Reading »


Ian Merrill Peakes: R&G Previews and Opening

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is officially open! Did that last Monday, to a full house of totally engaged and laughing patrons. Opening nights are a funny thing. It used to be that I hoped for opening night to be the best show ever. Younger and foolish(er) that I was. But now, I realize the show will… Continue Reading »


Ian Merrill Peakes: R&G Tech

Actor Ian Merrill Peakes (“The Player”) continues sharing his thoughts on the Folger Theatre production of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead opening tonight!  Learn more about Ian at the Folger and read his previous posts.  So tech. Tech. Such a wonderful adventure. You spend three or four weeks trying to figure out a show and then you put it… Continue Reading »


Ian Merrill Peakes: Design Runs

Actor Ian Merrill Peakes (“The Player”) continues sharing his thoughts on the Folger Theatre production of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead now in previews.  Learn more about Ian at the Folger and read his previous posts.  Hear me loud and clear: I love my job all the time. However…we have a few necessary evils in this loony business… Continue Reading »


Ian Merrill Peakes: Working on Set

Actor Ian Merrill Peakes (“The Player”) continues sharing his thoughts on the Folger Theatre production of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.  Learn more about Ian at the Folger and read his previous posts.  I have done (and it’s true, I counted) 110 shows in my career, and out of all of those in only… Continue Reading »