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Part detective story and part comedy of manners, Tom Stoppard's elegant, time-jumping masterpiece forges a complex comedy of wit, romance, poetry, sex and scientific theory, introducing characters whose lives and passions intersect across the centuries.
Directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam, who previously helmed WT's hit productions of Stoppard's The Real Thing and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Arcadia serves as an ideal first production in Writers Theatre's new home.
Tuesdays – Saturdays 7:30pm
select Wednesdays at 3:00pm
|Greg Matthew Anderson
(Gus Coverly/Augustus Coverly)
(understudy Ezra Chater/Bernard Nightingale)
(understudy Gus Coverly/Augustus Coverly)
(understudy Lady Croom/Hannah Jarvis)
(understudy Jellaby/Richard Noakes/Capt. Brice, RN)
|C Jaye Miller
(understudy Thomasina Coverly/Chloë Coverly)
Tom Stoppard (Playwright)
Michael Halberstam (Director)
Karen Janes Woditsch (Assistant Director)
David Castellanos (Production Stage Manager)
Elise Hausken (Assistant Stage Manager)
Collette Pollard (Scenic Designer)
Rachel Anne Healy (Costume Designer)
John Culbert (Lighting Designer)
Josh Schmidt (Sound Designer)
Eva Breneman (Dialect Coach)
"The best regional drama company in America now has a home worthy of its shows—and is putting on a show worthy of its new home."
The Wall Street Journal
“A masterpiece. Writers Theatre has called in the A team of Chicago actors.”
“Highly recommended! A dazzling showcase for some of Writers’ most beloved performers.”
“*****! Dazzling! The ideal production of what might be Stoppard's best play.”
Time Out Chicago
“****! A brilliant cast!”
Around the Town Chicago
“The quintessential Writers work—as much a feast for the eyes as it is for the mind.”
"Highly Recommended! For a think-piece, there are few shows that can top this."
"Arcadia shines in gleaming new Writers Theatre."
Lake County Journal
Post-Show Conversation: The Artist
Join us after every Wednesday evening performance (excluding previews) for a 15-minute talk-back featuring actors from the production, facilitated by a member of the WT Artistic Team.
Join us after every Tuesday evening performance (excluding previews) for a 15-minute discussion of the play, facilitated by a member of the WT Artistic Team.
Join us at 6:45pm for the Tuesday through Friday performances of Arcadia for a 15-minute discussion designed to provide context for the production.
Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 5:15pm
Join us for a 45-minute conversation in which Cathy Jean Maloney, award-winning author and garden historian, will discuss with WT Literary Manager Bobby Kennedy the styles of landscape architecture depicted in the play, including where to find examples of them in Chicagoland. RSVP is required.
Monday, April 18, 2016 at 6:30pm
WT Literary Manager Bobby Kennedy will lead a 1-hour conversation and question-and-answer session with actors Scott Parkinson (Bernard Nightingale) and Elizabeth Stenholt (Thomasina Coverly). Scott is a veteran performer at Writers Theatre (Hedda Gabler, Hamlet, Crime & Punishment), while Elizabeth is making her debut in Glencoe. The pair will discuss their acting careers, how they rehearsed this incredibly sophisticated play, and what it is like to perform in the inaugural production in the new Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre. RSVP is required.
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