Venue Details

58 Star Starred
The Stage
490 South First St. San Jose, CA 95113
408-283-7142
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Parking on a Sunday afternoon was challenging, and after 15 minutes of looking for street parking I ended up in one of the many lots that increase their rates when there's a show...10 dollar flat fee for parking---
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Reviews & Ratings

12 ratings
3.8 average rating
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12 reviews
19 stars
attended Feb 11 2010

I recommend you take time to read the program or check out the website before viewing. The production is more about politics then it is about rock and roll but that said I really enjoyed it. There are strong performances particularly by Jonathan...continued

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 10 2010

The play is great (It could be more interesting for me as I know the recent history of Czechoslovakia well). The theater is very nice, small place with a good view from anywhere. The actors were enthusiastic. The costumes and lighting were...continued

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 10 2010

This was our first experience at San Jose Stage Co. We're looking forward to many more shows. Exceptional talent!

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Website

http://www.thestage.org/season0910/rock_n_roll.php

Quotes & Highlights

“A celebration of the pagan spirit embodied by rock ’n’ roll.” —The Guardian
“Splendid, illuminating entertainment that resonates with emotion. There will always be Rock ’n’ Roll_.” —_Associated Press

Description

This extraordinary theatrical event, nominated for four Tony Awards and three Drama Desk Awards, makes its South Bay Premiere in a uniquely intimate production at The Stage. It’s August 1968, and Russian tanks are rolling in to Prague. Jan, a Czech student, lives for rock music; Max, an English professor, lives for Communism; and Esme, the flower child, is high. By 1990, the tanks are rolling out, The Stones are rolling in and idealism has hit the wall. Stoppard’s sweeping and passionate play spans two countries, three generations and 22 turbulent years, at the end of which, love remains — and so does rock ’n’ roll.

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.