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The Stage
490 South First St. San Jose, CA 95113
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13 reviews
10 stars
No late seating, so beware! And be patient when being directed to your seats/ getting your program. FYI, the even numbered seats are near the theatre door with odds opposite; all two-digit seat numbers (i.e., 29, 31, etc.) are on the "sides" with the three-digit ones (i.e., 102, 104, etc.) facing centre stage.
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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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334 reviews
81 stars
attended Apr 28 2011

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.

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35 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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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.