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Goodman Theater Presents Tony Winner Tom Stoppard 5/2-6/7

Goodman Theatre is proud to present the Midwest premiere of Rock 'n' Roll by four-time Tony Award winner Tom Stoppard. "Triumphant...arguably Stoppard's finest play" (The New York Times), Rock 'n' Roll is directed by Charles Newell, artistic director of Chicago's Court Theatre and runs May 2 - June 7, 2009 in the Albert Ivar Theatre. Tickets are $25 - $70. The Edith-Marie Appleton Foundation is the Major Production Sponsor, Northern Trust is the Major Corporate Sponsor and PriceWaterhouseCoopers is the Corporate Sponsor Partner for Rock 'n' Roll.

Direct from a record-breaking critically-acclaimed run on Broadway and in London's West End, Rock 'n' Roll is a theatrical event. It's August 1968, and Russian tanks are rolling into Prague. Jan, the Czech student, lives for rock music; Max, the English professor, lives for Communism; and Esme, the flower child, is high. By 1990, the tanks are rolling out, the Stones are rolling in and idealism has hit the wall. Stoppard's sweeping and passionate play spans two countries, three generations and 22 turbulent years, at the end of which, love remains-and so does rock 'n' roll.

Tom Stoppard's work was last seen at Goodman Theatre in the 1995/1996 season with a production of Arcadia directed by Michael Maggio. His body of work includes Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Jumpers, The Real Inspector Hound, Travesties, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Dirty Linen, Night and Day, The Real Thing, Artist Descending a Staircase, Hapgood, Arcadia, The Invention of Love and, most recently, his trilogy The Coast of Utopia at Lincoln Center, which earned seven Tony Awards. His other plays include Indian Ink and After Magritte. Translations and adaptations include Undiscovered Country (Schnitzler), On the Razzle (Nestroy), Rough Crossing (Molnar), Henry IV (Pirandello) and Heroes (Sibleyras). Screenplays as writer and co-writer include Brazil, Empire of the Sun, Enigma and Shakespeare in Love, which earned him an Oscar and a BAFTA award. He directed his own screenplay of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, which won the Golden Lion and the Venice Film Festival.


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