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78 Star Starred
The Stage
490 South First St. San Jose, CA 95113
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"Rock 'n' Roll"
12 ratings
3.8 average rating
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13 reviews
6 stars
attended Feb 12 2010

I love this theater. Every seat has a good view and the acting is always superb. The play istelf was very enlightening and thought provoking. For those of you thinking this is a Rock N Roll musical, please read about the play before attending.

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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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4 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


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.