Reception For ROCK 'N' ROLL Held At Czech Center Museum 4/7

Join the Alley Theatre at the Czech Center Museum Houston on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 for a special reception and presentation for Alley Theatre's production of Tom Stoppard's Rock ‘n' Roll.

The Alley's Senior Dramaturg and Director of New Play Development Mark Bly will speak about the details and history of Sir Tom Stoppard's sweeping and passionate play that spans two countries, three generations and 22 turbulent years, at the end of which, love remains - and so does rock 'n' roll. This event will take place from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM, with Mark Bly's presentation beginning at 6:00 PM. Light refreshments will be served.

What: A Reception and Presentation for Rock ‘n' Roll

Where: Czech Center Museum Houston
4920 San Jacinto
When: April 7, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Presentation by Mark Bly begins at 6:00 PM.

This event is free. For additional information about this event, please contact Promotions Manager Lizz Eynatten at, or call the Czech Center at 713.528.2060.

Four-time Tony Award winner Tom Stoppard returns to the Alley with Rock ?n' Roll, winner of London Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best New Play. 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 astounding new work is funny, wise and triumphant," says New York Magazine. Recommended for mature audiences.

Rock ?n' Roll by Tom Stoppard and directed by Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd begins Friday, April 24 and runs through Sunday, May 24 on the Hubbard Stage.


Tickets to Rock ?n' Roll start at $21. All tickets to Rock ?n' Roll are available for purchase at, at the Alley Theatre Box Office, 615 Texas Avenue, or by calling 713.220.5700. Groups of 10 or more can receive special concierge services and select discounts by calling 713.315.3346. The added convenience of reservations by phone or internet is available for a nominal fee.

The Alley Theatre is a professional resident theatre company under the direction of Artistic Director Gregory Boyd and Managing Director Dean Gladden that performs year-round in downtown Houston. Productions are built and rehearsed in a 75,000 square foot state-of-the art facility, one of the largest of its kind, adjacent to its two-theatre complex. The Alley is one of the few American Theatre companies that supports a company of actors, designers, artisans and craftspeople throughout the year. It is also home to educational programs for students and teachers, including the Young Performers Studio, From Stage to Page, HYPE (Houston Young Playwrights Exchange), Playwright 360°, among others. For more information visit

The Center was founded in 1995 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational cultural organization; it provides community services to the public for language classes and other educational programs, concerts, meetings, lectures, luncheons, dinners, weddings, social and charitable events. The Center exists to celebrate the culture, language, scholarship and the arts of Bohemia, Moravia, Slovakia, and Silesia preserving Czech and Slovak history and heritage. It is the Center's belief that education and charity are the cornerstone of enhancing civil society in these challenging times. The Center accomplishes this with lectures on aspects of historical, contemporary and cultural interest, various arts and musical programs. The Center is also committed to the regeneration of the Houston community at large. The Center donates to charities and local schools and collaborates with other museums and cultural institutions. For more information visit


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