In the heart of a 19th century English country estate awash in secret desires, illicit affairs and professional rivalries, a brilliant young student proposes an earthshaking scientific theory. Two hundred years later, academic adversaries Hannah and Bernard race to unravel the enticing mysteries left behind in a heated battle for intellectual and sexual dominance.
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.
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.
Post-Show Conversation: The Word
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.
Living Program Notes: Arcadia
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 Spotlight: Landscape Gardening
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.