Venue Details

76 Star Starred
The Stage
490 South First St. San Jose, CA 95113
408-283-7142
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22 events
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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107 stars
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Reviews & Ratings

"Rock 'n' Roll"
12 ratings
3.8 average rating
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12 events
12 reviews
20 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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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.