Monday, September 22, 2008

A rapturous, decades-spanning tale of Prague's rock revolution, Tom Stoppard's Rock 'n' Roll follows the passions and politics of a Marxist professor in Cambridge and his Rolling Stones–obsessed protégé fighting for freedom in Soviet-dominated Prague. Nominated for four 2008 Tony Awards, Rock 'n' Roll pulsates to the beat of the Stones, Pink Floyd, and Syd Barrett, Floyd's disturbed genius, whose reclusive life becomes a haunting motif of the play.

"Four stars! Funny and enthralling!" —Clive Barnes, New York Post
"Triumphant. Rock 'n' Roll is arguably Stoppard's finest play . . . Stoppard treats the characters of Rock 'n' Roll with a deep affection I've never encountered from him before." —Ben Brantley, The New York Times
"A rare theatrical experience. It sends you out of the theater with its provocative ideas fizzing in your brain and the Rolling Stones' ‘You Got Me Rocking' nipping at your heels." —MTV
"Exhilarating, touching, and remarkable! Stoppard's imagination is buoyant. An impassioned contemplation of rock, revolution, and the end of communism." —Peter Marks, The Washington Post
My friend Trent and I are going to see this play!