Directed byTrevor Nunn
ROCK 'N' ROLL unfolds over the 20 years between the Prague Spring of 1968 and the Velvet Revolution of 1989 as Tom Stoppard explores the significance of rock music as a symbol of both personal and political freedom along with its accompanying risks. The play's double perspective focuses on a Czech freedom fighter while also tracing three generations in the family of a Cambridge professor, a Marxist philosopher who resolutely clings to his faith in Communism. The play brims with Stoppard's well-known eloquence and wit, and is filled with the sounds of The Rolling Stones, The Velvet Underground, Bob Dylan, The Doors, Grateful Dead, U2, and Pink Floyd.
Produced by Bob Boyett & Sonia Friedman Productions, Ostar Enterprises, Roger Berlind, Tulchin/Bartner and Jam Theatricals in association with Lincoln Center Theater.