Get Ready to "Rock 'n' Roll" at Person Theatre

Have you ever loved someone... but hated what they believed in?

rocknroll.jpgThe Department of Theatre Arts and Dance presents the North Bay premiere of Tom Stoppard's "Rock 'n' Roll" playing March 25 to April 2 at Person Theatre. Pictured at right are student actors Will Sasser, as the Piper, and Brooke Schulte, as Esme.

This critically acclaimed play by Tom Stoppard incorporates history, politics, social and cultural commentary, family dynamics and a love story with a timeline of rock and roll classics as it contrasts a young Czech student and his British Marxist professor against the backdrop of Prague Spring leading to the Velvet Revolution.

Set in Cambridge, England and Prague, Czechoslovakia from 1968 to 1989 - the Czech-born British playwright's "Rock 'n' Roll" features the music of Pink Floyd, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Doors, The Velvet Underground and the Czech rock band The Plastic People of the Universe.

Directed by Paul Draper, professor and chair of the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, "Rock 'n' Roll" plays in Person Theatre the following dates:

• Friday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. - Opening Night

• Saturday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m.

• Sunday, March 27 at 2 p.m. - Stay for the post-show discussion!

•Tuesday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m.

• Wednesday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m. - Faculty and Staff Night (open to the public) and 5 p.m. pre-show presentation with music professor John Palmer, featuring live music and more!

• Friday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m.

• Saturday, April 2 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are FREE for SSU students, $9 for non-SSU students and senior citizens, $14 for SSU employees, and $16 general admission.

To purchase tickets, contact the School of Performing Arts Box Office at (707) 664-2353, or order online at Tickets are also available at the door one hour prior to curtain.


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Photo by Linnea Mullins

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