New Off-Broadway Company Presents Stoppard's Arcadia, Nov. 6-20

QED Productions, a new off-off-Broadway company, will make its debut with Tom Stoppard's Arcadia. Performances will begin November 6th at the Greenwich Street Theatre (547 Greenwich Street), and the show will play through November 20th.

"At an English country estate in 1809, Septimus Hodge tutors Thomasina Coverly, the clever young daughter of the lady of the house. A bit of a rogue, he also passes the time dallying with the wife of poet Ezra Chater, a guest of the estate. When Chater challenges the tutor to a duel to avenge his honor, Hodge flatters him into forgetting about the matter - at least for the moment. Meanwhile in the present day, two scholars attempt to discover exactly what happened nearly 200 years earlier, while facing their own attractions and jealousies.

In revealing these mysteries, Stoppard weaves together an intricate story of two time periods, numerous sexual escapades, and a raucous debate about science and art. A story where the truth gradually comes to light, and where the ultimate answers are revealed just before they may be extinguished," state production notes. 

Directed by Zander Teller, the show will feature Michael James Anderson*, Tim Astor, Mac Brydon*, Tom Cleary*, Micah Freedman*, Lori Garrabrant, Rachel Jablin, Jennifer Lima, Shelley McPherson*, John McWhorter, Michael O'Brien and Andrew Rein*. The production is an Equity approved showcase.

"QED Productions creates smart, engaging theatre for a sophisticated audience - the sort of theatre that asks hard questions, presents emotional and intellectual challenges, and always entertains. They believe in fostering a professional, supportive, collaborative environment that leads to a positive, fulfilling experience for the artists, staff, and ultimately the audience. Future projects under consideration include Julius Caesar, Waiting for Godot, and a reading series of new plays with science and technology-related themes," according to notes notes.

Show times are Wednesday-Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, Sunday at 7pm, and Monday, November 7th at 8pm. Tickets are $15.00, but $10.00 prior to November 9th. To make reservations, visit www.qedproductions. org/tickets.  Additional information about Arcadia and QED Productions can be found at www.qedproductions.org.

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