Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia merges science with human concerns and ideals, examining the universe’s influence in our everyday lives and ultimate fates through the relationship between past and present, order and disorder, and the certainty of knowledge. Set in an English country house in the years 1809-1812 and 1989, the play examines the lives of two modern scholars and the house’s current residents with the lives of those who lived there 180 years earlier.
Arcadia stars Kate Burton as Hannah Jarvis, Peter Paige as Valentine, Gregory Itzin as Bernard Nightingale, Jennifer Dundas as Thomasina Croom, Douglas Weston as Septimus Hodge, and Mark Capri as Ezra Chater, with Christopher Neame, Darren Richardson, Kate Steele, Serena Scott Thomas, and David Manis. Associate producers: Christina Montano and Jennifer Brooks. Stage manager: Tracy Pattin. Music supervisor: Scott Willis. Recording, editing, and mixing engineer: Mark Holden for the Invisible Studios, West Hollywood. Our director is John Rubinstein.
Listen to an interview with mathematician Steven Strogatz on the science behind Arcadia.