Arcadia (1998)


Derbyshire, England, 1809: A brilliant thirteen year-old, Lady Thomasina Coverly, proposes a scientific theory with implications well beyond her own understanding while her tutor, Septimus Hodge, engages in romantic entanglements with the lady of the house, among others. Simultaneously, present day academics Hannah and Bernard investigate the scandals of Sidley Park in the early 19th Century, including a mysterious visit from Lord Byron and an elusive character known as the Sidley Hermit. Praised as “A play of wit, intellect, language, brio and.. emotion.. exhilarating!’ by The New York Times, Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia is a romantic and funny exploration of the heart, the sciences, and how history is mis-created.

Central Square Theater