Arcadia

Presented by The Rude Mechanicals

Arcadia is Tom Stoppard's renowned comedy about sex, poetry, and the inevitable heat death of the universe. Set simultaneously in 1809 and contemporary England, a precocious girl is writing the equations of nature, her tutor has been challenged to a duel at dawn, and modern rival academics are racing to unravel the secrets hidden by time. The plot pits thought against feeling, right against wrong, and sanity against madness. Surely, "It's the best possible time to be alive, when everything you thought you knew was wrong."