148 NW Greenwood Ave
Bend, OR 97701
Don’t miss this fascinating play by Tom Stoppard at the Cascades Theater. Past meets present in Arcadia, moving between 1809 and the present at the elegant estate of the Coverly family. The 1809 scenes reveal a household in transition as the Arcadian landscape transforms into a picturesque Gothic garden, complete with a hermitage. Thirteen year-old genius Lady Thomasina and her tutor are delving into intellectual and romantic issues. Two hundred years in the future, Hannah Bernard, and an unlikely team of researchers are digging through the history of Sidley Park investigating a possible scandal at the estate in 1809 involving Lord Byron. The story explores the nature of truth and time, the difference between classical and romantic temperaments, and the influence of attraction Sir Isaac Newton left out. Playwright Tom Stoppard is considered a modern day Shakespeare and “one of the pioneers of modern theatricality”.