November 13, 2008

Manoel Felciano and Carey Perloff talk Rock 'n' Roll

Manoel Felciano writes about Keeping it fresh on the A.C.T. Blog:

The second most common question I get as an actor—after, “How do you memorize all those lines?”—is usually, “How do you keep things fresh, doing the exact same thing night after night?" Click here to read the full blog post

Carey Perloff talks about crossing paths the The Plastics:

Of the many wild and unexpected things that occurred during our rehearsals of Rock ’n’ Roll (like Russian tanks rolling into South Ossetia claiming “fraternal assistance” on the day we began rehearsals, an eerie echo of the August 21, 1968, Russian occupation of Prague), none was more surreal than going with the cast to Slim’s at midnight on October 9 to hear The Plastic People of the Universe play. Click here to read the full blog post.

The Huntington Theatre Company's production of Tom Stoppard's Rock 'n' Roll, playing November 7 through December 13, 2008 at the Huntington's mainstage; The Boston University Theatre, 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA, 02115 Buy tickets online or call our Box Office - 617 266-0800


Monica Prendergast, PhD said...

You can read my blog review of Rock 'n' Roll at

Monica Prendergast
Assistant Professor
Lesley University
Cambridge, MA

The Drunken Priest said...

I can’t overstate how good Stoppard’s play is. I recently saw a production at the Huntington Theater in Boston. For a play about ideas, the story hums. I can only say this: nothing embodies freedom of expression as well as rock ‘n’ roll. Leave it to Stoppard to show us our complacency. Let it rip; let’em riff; let us soar. Stoppard’s play deftly illustrates the straight-jacket conservatism sewn into the ideology of socialism. The play is a poignant reminder that the real political spectrum does not stretch between the left and the right, but as Bryan Caplan says, between statist and non-statist philosophies.