Arcadia – Iowa State University Theatre

by Tom Stoppard

The setting is a single room in a large country house in Derbyshire; the scenes alternate between the present and the nineteenth century until they converge in the end. In a play that many regard as a masterpiece, Tom Stoppard’s characters discuss questions of science, art, history, and even gardening, but most of all the nature of truth and time and the relationship between rational order and shimmering uncertainty. This script was the winner of the 1995 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play.

February 23 and 24 and March 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. and February 25 and March 4 at 2 p.m.

Fisher Theater – Ames

The Cast

Bernard Ellis – Ellis Wells
Captain Brice – Don Watts
Chloe – Kim Chelf
Ezra Chater – Michael Rubke
Gus/Augustus – Jared Thompson
Hannah Jarvis – Malary Harris
Jellaby – Gregory Duckett
Lady Croom – Lindsey Osborne
Richard Noakes – Andy Birmingham
Septimus Hodge – Philip Henry
Thomasina Coverly – Janae Hohbein
Valentine – Jeff Mason

Creative Team

Director – Jane Cox
Costume Design – Malary Harris
Lighting Design – Derek Paper
Scenic Design – Robert Sunderman
Sound Design – Jim Trenberth
Stage Manager – Josh Hasty
Light Board Operator – Joseph Seiler
Dressers – Veronica Skaar, Anna Sunstrom
Volunteer Coordinator – Gregory Duckett
Props Masters – Emily Brainerd, Philip Henry
Photography – Patrick Gouran
Internet Site Coordinator – Jim Trenberth
Program Design – Liese VanderBroek
Costume Shop Supervisor – Doris Nash
Costume Shop Assistants – Lindsay Bryda, Molly Davis, Melissa Haegele, Christen Harms, Veronica Skaar, Joanna Suckling, Jennifer Tegtmeier, Sally Westphal, Justine Year
Technical Director – Emily Brainerd
Scene Shop Assistants – David Burrack, Jeff Faine, Phillip Henry, Ben Howell, David Krenz, Derek Paper, Shawn Passow, Andrew Schaffer, Tim Stanley, Brandon Woolery
Secretary – Liese VanderBroek
Publicity Assistant – Samantha Davis
Box Office Supervisor – Derek Paper
House Managers – Jillian Carstensen, Abby Norton
Assistants to the Scenic Designer – Eleanor Kahn, Catherine Porter


Production photos and publicity photos by Patrick Gouran

Read about it in Inside Iowa State!