Venue Details

The Stage
490 South First St. San Jose, CA 95113
408-283-7142
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3.8 / 5 Rated by 12 members
Review from Joanne Sobel
66 events 30 reviews

Once again the Stage Theatre produced an outstanding play. It wasn't light by any stretch but it was well-written & historically important. The journalist and musician's plight against oppression is still relevant today.
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reviewed Mar 03 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Lois Brown
19 events 13 reviews

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.

reviewed Feb 12 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Susan Buchs
12 events 12 reviews

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

reviewed Feb 11 2010 report as inappropriate
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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.

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