Raleigh, NC September 21, 2013 – Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia, opens the 2013-2014 season at NC State University Theatre on Wednesday, September 25, and runs through Sunday, October 6. Proclaimed by many to be his best work, this intricate play explores principles of love, relationships, mathematics, scientific intelligence, landscape architecture and death.
Set in a stately English manor, (with a visually smashing design by resident scenic designer Jayme Mellema), the play addresses the mystery of a duel involving poet Lord Byron, the solution to a seemingly unsolvable mathematical equation, the appearance of an enigmatic unidentified hermit, and ultimately, the difficulty in reconstructing the past. The fascination of the play lies in the playwright’s juxtaposition of the Regency period of 1809 to the present day, with both eras inhabiting the stage in the same place. An intriguing mix of science and drama not to be missed.
“THERE’S no doubt about it. Arcadia is Tom Stoppard’s richest, most ravishing comedy to date, a play of wit, intellect, language, brio and, new for him, emotion. It’s like a dream of levitation: you’re instantaneously aloft, soaring, banking, doing loop-the-loops and then, when you think you’re about to plummet to earth, swooping to a gentle touchdown of not easily described sweetness and sorrow.”- Vincent Canby, The New York Times
Wednesday September 25-Sunday September 29 and Wednesday October 2 –Sunday October 6 Wednesday through Saturday 7:30 pm, Sunday 2 pm.
Titmus Theatre, Thompson Hall. 2241 Dunn Avenue, NC State Campus, parking next door at the Coliseum Deck.
Call Ticket Central at 919-515-1100, or CLICK HERE to order online >
(additional charges apply to online purchases) $18 adult; $16 students, NCSU faculty/staff, seniors, Encore members, Alumni Association, and Parents Association; $5 NCSU students. COMMUNITY NIGHT Wednesday October 2—all tickets $10 (NCSU students $5).
ARTS NC STATE
Campus Box 7306
Raleigh NC 27695-7306