Lolita Roadtrip: A Cross-Country Dark Comedy from Playwright Trevor Allen
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The last date listed for Lolita Roadtrip was Sunday May 1, 2011 / 2:00pm.
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Joe Landry's holiday favorite puts Frank Capra's film classic It's a Wonderful Life on stage as a 1940s radio broadcast. It's December 24, 1946, in Studio A at WSTG Radio, and a cast of actors goes live on-air portraying all the memorable characters -- from down-on-his-luck do-gooder George Bailey, who's considering ending his life one desperate Christmas Eve, to the blundering guardian angel sent to Earth to show George what the world would have been like without him. Treat the whole family to San Jose Stage Company's presentation of this beloved story. Learn More
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First time seeing a play in this theatre. It was lovely. I enjoyed the play itself though it had too many scene changes and the ending seemed to just drag to a conclusion. I think it needs a bit more tightening up. The acting was excellent.
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.
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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.