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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 »


Ian Merrill Peakes: R&G Rehearsal

Hi there. My name is Ian Merrill Peakes and I’m playing “The Player” in this, the Folger’s production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. My job, over the next several weeks, is to give you a bit of an insider understanding of what we do, as actors, in our lives. I want to start with the… Continue Reading »


Introducing Ian Merrill Peakes as the Folger’s New Theater Blogger

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead rehearsals are crackling along at the Folger and we’re delighted to announce that Ian Merrill Peakes will be joining the blog during the run of the show! He is playing “The Player” in R&G and will be bringing you backstage updates as the show moves into its second week of rehearsal here at the… Continue Reading »


Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead First Rehearsal

On Monday the cast and crew of the Folger Theatre’s production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead gathered onstage in the theater for the first read-through of the play. Joined by Folger staff and guests, director Aaron Posner and our talented team of designers explained their vision for the production. Enjoy the photos below and stay tuned for… Continue Reading »



Louis Butelli: Speaking Shakespeare and Schiller

Hi again from your friend Louis Butelli! Here at the Folger Theatre, our production of Mary Stuart is up and running, and you should definitely come and see it. Click here for more information. Translated and adapted by Peter Oswald, directed by Richard Clifford and starring Kate Eastwood Norris and Holly Twyford, Mary Stuart is… Continue Reading »