New York City
A rapturous, decades-spanning tale of Prague’s rock revolution, Tom Stoppard’s Rock ‘n’ Roll follows the passions and politics of a wily Marxist professor in Cambridge and his Rolling Stones-obsessed Czech protégé fighting for freedom in Soviet-dominated Prague. In arguably Stoppard’s best and most personal work, Rock ‘n’ Roll is a powerfully lucid contemplation of sixties radicalism, the fall of communism, and the human craving for love and free expression–all 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. Direct from record-breaking runs on Broadway and in London, the play will feature several A.C.T. core acting company members. Official casting will be released soon.