Friday, January 13, 2012

Upcoming: Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, Austin Shakespeare at Rollins Theatre, Long Center, February 2 - 19

From the website:

Austin Shakespeare

presents Tom Stoppard's Arcadia Tom Stoppard Austin Shakespeare


- a brilliant comedy of wit and romance

February 2-19, Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 3 pm. High Tea Saturday 2/11 at 5pm followed by performance at 8 pm.

Discussion between audience and actors to follow every performance.
Rollins Studio Theater at the Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Riverside at South First (click for map)
Tickets: (512) 474-LONG or buy online. Special low-priced preview Feb. 1

Valentine Weekend Sat Feb. 11 “High Tea” $50 pp; $80 pp to include High Tea and Arcadia ticket (seating limited) by “Full English Cafe” (a bit of cool Britannia). For reservations, contact alex AT

The New York Times praised Arcadia as a ‘perfect marriage of ideas and high comedy.’ Arcadia won the Tony Award for Best Play 2005 and again this year for Best Revival of a Play.

“We love bringing scripts to life that have sparkling wit and brilliant language side by side with sex, romance and complex ideas,” said Austin Shakespeare’s Artistic Director Ann Ciccolella.

Arcadia traverses the past and the present in alternating scenes at the same English country home from 1809 to 1993 when academics, mathematicians and literary types of the present seek to uncover a mystery in the home and garden two hundred years earlier. Audiences will be captivated by the whirlwind stirred up by Lord Byron, who is an unseen visitor to the 19th Century characters. The parallel lives climax in a masquerade garden party with 20th Century characters waltzing the same moment of transformation with the lovers of the early 19th Century.

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