South County High School presents Tom Stoppard's dramatic comedy 'Rock 'n Roll,' featuring a cast and crew of all senior thespians. This show is for mature audiences, due to strong language.
Rock 'n' Roll is an electrifying collision of the romantic and the revolutionary. It is 1968 and the world is ablaze with rebellion, accompanied by a sound track of the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan. Clutching his prized collection of rock albums, Jan, a Cambridge graduate student, returns to his homeland of Czechoslovakia just as Soviet tanks roll into Prague. When security forces tighten their grip on artistic expression, Jan is inexorably drawn toward a dangerous act of dissent. Back in England, Jan's volcanic mentor, Max, faces a war of his own as his free-spirited daughter and his cancer-stricken wife attempt to break through his walls of academic and emotional obstinacy. Over the next twenty years of love, espionage, chance, and loss, the extraordinary lives of Jan and Max spin and intersect until an unexpected reunion forces them to see what is truly worth the fight.
Directed by Dan Deiter, the veteran cast includes Alex Hargitt as Jan, Matt Yamamoto as Max, Katie Murray as Eleanor/Esme, and Whitney Turner as Esme/Alice. The crew includes set design by Joe Carlton and Jon Alderson, light design by Robert Helvey, and stage management by Robert Helvey and Stephen Henderson.
The show runs Friday and Saturday, February 15 and 16, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at Dale S. Rumberger Auditorium, South County High School, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton, VA 22079. Tickets are available for $8.00 for students and senior citizens and $10.00 for general admission. Get tickets at the door or online at southcountytheatre.org.
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