For Immediate Release
Further Information: Contact Joseph Giomboni
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958
The King’s College Theatre Department will present Tom Stoppard’s comedy “Arcadia” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14-17 and Nov. 17 at 2 p.m., in the George P. Maffei II Theatre.
Winner of the 1995 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play, “Arcadia” is set in an English country house in the years 1809-1812 and the present day. The story follows two modern scholars whose lives are intertwined with the lives of the people who lived in the elegant estate 180 years earlier.
In 1809, gifted teenager Thomasina Coverly studies with her tutor Septimus Hodge, who is a friend of Lord Byron. In the present, writer Hannah Jarvis investigates a hermit who once lived on the grounds, while professor Bernard Nightingale studies a mysterious chapter of Lord Byron’s life. As their investigations unfold, questions of Thomasina's lifetime are gradually revealed.
The production of “Arcadia” features a cast of 11 students, including local actors Brandi George, Emmaus (Hannah Jarvis); Kyle McCormack, Mountain Top (Valentine Coverly); D.J. Nat, Plains (Erza Chater); Drake Nester, Emmaus (Septimus Hodge); Thomas Taraszewski, Pocono Summit (Captain Brice); and Lukas Tomasacci, Shickshinney (Richard Noakes).
The George P. Maffei II Theatre is located in the Administration Building on North River Street. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $7 for non-King’s students and senior citizens. For more information or to reserve tickets, call the box office at (570) 208-5825 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rehearsing for King’s theatre production of Tom Stoppard’s comedy, ‘Arcadia’, pictured from left, are: Brandi George, Nick Klem, Drake Nester, and Cara Medwick.
King’s College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.