BRATTLEBORO -- Vermont Theatre Company presents Tom Stoppard’s award winning play, "Arcadia," tonight through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., at the New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St.
Jodi Clark is the director, and the cast includes Jessica Gelter, Adrienne Major, Francis Hauert, Sophie Gorjance, Jay Gelter, Veda Crewe, Robert Wellington, Brandon Batham, Ian Hefele, Burt Tepfer, Ian Mahoney and Aja Selbach.
"Arcadia" deftly and wittily explores the world of 1809 country estate life in England from the perspectives of those living at that time and their descendants in 1995. Vivacious characters, snappy dialogue and seamless scene changes between these two time periods invite the audience to explore family drama, quantum physics, complex mathematics, landscape gardening and the larger question of: What’s it all about, anyway?
"Arcadia" was first performed at the Lyttelton Theatre, Royal National Theatre in London in 1993, and received the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Play. The first U.S. production opened in New York in March 1995, earned the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award and was nominated for the 1995 Tony Award for Best Play.
For reservations, call 802-258-1344 or visit vtcreservations @gmail.com. General admission is $15, $12 for students, seniors and everyone on Thursdays and Sundays. More information at vermonttheatrecompany.org.
This year is Vermont Theatre Company’s 30th anniversary. VTC is a non-profit community theater company based in Brattleboro dedicated to providing area audiences with high-quality live performances and encouraging new people to join by always holding open auditions.