Trinity Theatre presents Arcadia

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Mary Anthony
Jan. 9, 2013

Trinity Theatre presents Arcadia

The 2012-13 Trinity University Theatre Season continues with Arcadia

Trinity Theatre will present Arcadia, a play by Tom Stoppard and directed by Stacey Connelly. Performances will be held in the Stieren Theater, located in the Ruth Taylor Theater Building on the Trinity campus. Opening weekend is Friday, Feb. 15 through Sunday, Feb. 17 with performances continuing Wednesday, Feb. 20 through Saturday, Feb. 23. Curtain times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, and 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $6 for students.

In 1809, on an idyllic country estate in Derbyshire, England, a 13-year-old genius and her tutor are about to make history with a brilliant mathematical proof, now lost to history. In the same location, 200 years later, rival authors--a popular historian and a self-promoting academic--are in a mad, lusty, and hilarious race to uncover that secret. The characters’ quests become an obsessive intellectual scavenger hunt, leading to sexual intrigue, shocking discoveries, absurd conclusions, and mortifying misadventures that span and blend both eras. Such is the glorious, topsy-turvy world of Arcadia, described by critics as Tom Stoppard’s masterwork.
Trinity Theatre is part of the human communication and theatre department. For more information or to make reservations, call 210-999-8515 or visit the Stieren Theater box office Monday through Friday between 2 and 5 p.m. or one hour prior to each performance.