Written by Tom stoppard
At a glance...
Performance Dates: February 14 - February 25, 2018
Opening Night: Friday, February 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Performance Times: Tuesdays - Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm
Location: The Claude L. Shaver Theatre, Louisiana State University
Pricing: Adults $29, Seniors $19, Students $14
Tickets: Arcadia tickets can be purchased by clicking here or at the box office an hour before curtain.
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"Even in Arcadia, there am I..."
Arcadia moves back and forth between 1809 and the present at the elegant estate owned by the Coverly family. The 1809 scenes reveal a household in transition. As the Arcadian landscape is being transformed into picturesque Gothic gardens, complete with a hermitage, thirteen year-old Lady Thomasina and her tutor delve into intellectual and romantic issues.
Present day scenes depict the Coverly descendants and two competing scholars who are researching a possible scandal at the estate in 1809 involving Lord Byron. This brilliant play moves smoothly between the centuries and explores the nature of truth and time, the difference between classical and romantic temperaments, and the disruptive influence of sex on our life orbits the attraction Newton left out. Winner of the 1994 Olivier Award for Best Play and the1995 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play, this theatre classic is a show you won't want to miss!