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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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.