Venue Details

49 Star Starred
The Stage
490 South First St. San Jose, CA 95113
408-283-7142
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Casual evening
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Easy to park near theater on street
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Good refreshments inside the theater
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3 reviews
5 stars
attended Apr 20 2011

Innovative writing, excellent acting and an appropriately kinetic stage set. Great seats too. Loved it and will recommend to friends.

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11 reviews
21 stars
attended Apr 27 2011

This is an absolutely wonderful WONDERFUL play. I loved the ending!! Great writing.

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29 reviews
8 stars
attended Apr 21 2011

We all thoroughly enjoyed this play. It was beautifully written and acted and it was wonderful the way everything unfolded.

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More Information

Website

http://www.sjstage.com/season1011/lolita_roadtrip.php

Description

PlayGround presents the first public performance of Lolita Roadtrip by Trevor Allen, directed by Lee Sankowich, a world premiere co-production by San Jose Stage Company and PlayGround. Lolita Roadtrip was originally commissioned and developed by PlayGround. 

The darkly comic play follows Julia (a rebellious Stanford graduate student researching her thesis) and Danny (a hitchhiking teenaged runaway she picks up) as together they retrace novelist and lepidopterist Vladimir Nabokov’s actual 1941 roadtrip from New York to Stanford. A series of cross-country adventures ensues, as they confront their own dark pasts and discover what really causes a chrysalis to transform into a butterfly. Lolita Roadtrip will mark Trevor Allen’s second world premiere with San Jose Stage Company, following the 2005 hit, Tenders in the Fog (also commissioned by PlayGround).

With Lolita Roadtrip, San Jose Stage Company is the first recipient of a grant from PlayGround’s New Play Production Fund, which supports Bay Area productions of new plays by local playwrights.

About the Ticket Supplier: San Jose Stage Company

Founded in 1983, San Jose Stage Company is a professional theatre company dedicated to producing the works of contemporary playwrights that speak to the conditions, hopes and fears of all mankind.

San Jose Stage operates in their own theatre facility in downtown San Jose. They produce five plays per season on an annual budget of approximately $850,000.00 and serve over 25,000 patrons each season.