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490 South First St. San Jose, CA 95113
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"Lolita Roadtrip"
10 ratings
4.2 average rating
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David W
21 events
4 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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66 events
38 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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Joanne Sobel
64 events
29 reviews
12 stars
attended Apr 27 2011

As usual, the Stage Theatre gives an outstanding performance. The play is different with a twist of plot. The lead actress is very credible as her character in search of settling an old wound. The story is sensitive, thoughtful, and well-crafted.

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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.

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