“Rock’n’roll wasn’t just music to us, it was kind of life itself.”
Rock’N’Roll by Tom Stoppard, May 7-30, Henry Heymann Theatre
It’s 1968 and Russian tanks are rolling into Prague. Jan, a Czech student, lives for rock’n’roll. Max, his Cambridge professor and mentor, lives for Communism. Syd, the Piper, disappears from public view at the height of his fame while Esme, the flower child, gets high…and a shaggy-haired rock band, The Plastic People of the Universe, comes to symbolize resistance to the Communist regime. By 1990, the tanks are rolling out, the Stones are rolling in, an absurdist playwright is in Prague Castle, and utopian idealism has hit a wall.
Four-time Tony Award winner Tom Stoppard’s sweeping and passionate play spans two countries, three generations, 22 turbulent years, and one heck of a lot of great rock’n’roll. Directed by PICT Artistic Director Andrew S. Paul.
Single Tickets: $48 - $36 ($17 Under 25)