Hailed as “the perfect marriage of ideas and high comedy” (The Times), the plot of "Arcadia" swings between the early 19th century and the present day to explore the relationship between order and chaos. Delightful, richly drawn characters from both time periods enter and exit the same room of a country house in Derbyshire, England, and current trappings end up mixing with accoutrements of the past. Mathematical theory, natural history, and Lord Byron all figure in this story of the disruptive influence of sex on our life orbits – referred to in the play as “the attraction that Newton left out.” Sparkling dialogue and unexpected plot twists spur on "Arcadia"'s characters – both past and present – in their quest to find order in life’s never-ending parade of seemingly random events.
2hr 45min (Inc. Intermission)
Recommended for ages 13 and up.