(F)Actor Theatre Company just completed their fourth season with a successful production of the musical [title of show]. Many thanks to all who worked on this production! Proceeds from this show made it possible for us to continue our staged reading program for area high school theater students.
On Tuesday, September 24 at 7 p.m. we will present a reading of Tom Stoppard’s play Arcadia in the College of Central Florida’s Dassance Fine Arts Center. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. This will be in conjunction with the free Arts College Fair held from 4-6:30 p.m. in the Stearn's Learning Resources Center that afternoon.
The play first opened at the Royal National Theatre in London on 13 April 1993. It won the 1994 Olivier Award for best Play and the 1995 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play. Arcadia is a technical theatre title for Florida State Thespians for the 2019-20 school year. Here is a brief synopsis of the play from the publisher and rights holder, Samuel French:
Arcadia moves back and forth between 1809 and the present at the elegant estate owned by the Coverly family. The 1809 scenes reveal a household in transition. As the Arcadian landscape is being transformed into picturesque Gothic gardens, complete with a hermitage, thirteen year-old Lady Thomasina and her tutor delve into intellectual and romantic issues. Present day scenes depict the Coverly descendants and two competing scholars who are researching a possible scandal at the estate in 1809 involving Lord Byron. This brilliant play moves smoothly between the centuries and explores the nature of truth and time, the difference between classical and romantic temperaments, and the disruptive influence of sex on our life orbits, the attraction Newton left out.
Admission is free and no ticket is required. Call the CF Box Office for more information 352-873-5810. Thank you.