American Players Theatre
5950 Golf Course Road
P.O. Box 819
Spring Green, WI 53588
Box Office: 608-588-2361
A Formula for the Future
From the man who gifted us Travesties and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, we giddily present you with what may be his masterwork. This dazzling, time-bending tragicomedy stirs up a story about math and heat and art and chaos. Taken in sum, these elements add up to just one thing: Love. Yes, even the math part. Because love is universal. And through these brilliant, flawed characters we can learn from it. Laugh at it. Maybe even figure out how not to screw it up. At least for the time at hand.
A riveting, time-shifting love story about a brilliant young woman and her well-meaning tutor, told the way only Stoppard can tell it. Thomasina is mesmerized by the link between physics and nature from a very young age, making brilliant deductions that her devoted tutor Septimus can hardly believe. While in the future (and also concurrently), a group of academics tries to make sense of their story through the clues they've left behind. A genius tragicomedy, muddling the relationships between past and present; romanticism and classicism; order and chaos.
Featuring Tracy Michelle Arnold, Nate Burger, Johnny Lee Davenport, Jim DeVita, Steve Haggard, Rebecca Hurd, Jennifer Latimore, Gavin Lawrence & Colleen Madden
Runs late July through October
Can't get enough of this play? Here are some additional resources:
Article: "Insight on Arcadia and Stoppard from the production at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco."
Video: "Mathematician and novelist Manil Suri explains the science and mathematics behind Arcadia."
Theater Review: 'Arcadia' By Sharon Kilarski, Epoch Times, August 31, 2016.
BWW Review: Complexity and Cunning Appear in APT's Extraordinary ARCADIA By Peggy Sue Dunigan, Broadway World, August 15, 2016.
APT's 'Arcadia' is whip smart and extremely funny By Michael Muckian, Wisconsin Gazette, August 11, 2016.
Theater review: APT's 'Arcadia' makes right connections By Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, August 11, 2016.
Takeaways: 'Arcadia' By Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, August 8, 2016.
Pondering the metaphysical By Laura Jones, Isthmus, August 11, 2016.
Theater review: At APT, Stoppard's 'Arcadia' explores the actions of bodies in heat By Lindsay Christians, The Capital Times, August 8, 2016.