"Triumphantly captivating and celebratory"
– CHICAGO THEATER BEAT

May 2 – June 7, 2009 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

Around 2 hours and 40 minutes

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.

 

 
Artists

By TOM STOPPARD, Directed by CHARLES NEWELL

Cast

GREG MATTHEW ANDERSON - The Piper / Stephen
KAREEM BANDEALY - Ferdinand
AMY J. CARLE - Lenka
THOMAS J. COX - Interrogator / Nigel
MARY BETH FISHER - Eleanor / Esme (older)
MATTIE HAWKINSON - Esme (younger) / Alice
JOHN HOOGENAKKER - Milan
TIMOTHY EDWARD KANE - Jan
SUSIE MCMONAGLE - Candida
JOHANNA MCKENZIE MILLER - Gillian / Magda / Pupil
MICK WEBER - Policeman
STEPHEN YOAKAM - Max

Creative Team and Crew

JOHN CULBERT - Scenic Design
ANA KUZMANIC - Costume Design
CHRISTOPHER AKERLIND - Lighting Design
RAY NARDELLI and JOSHUA HORVATH - Sound Design
ELIZABETH SMITH - Dialect Coach
JOHN BOLLER - Dramaturg
ADAM BELCUORE - Chicago Casting
DAVID CAPARELLIOTIS - New York Casting
ERIKA H. SELLIN - Los Angeles Casting
JOSEPH DRUMMOND - Production Stage Manager
MCKENZIE BROWN - Stage Manager
T. PAUL LYNCH - Stage Manager