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Memorial Players Present
Arcadia, by Tom Stoppard
 
Directed by Darren McGregor & Rina Steinhauer
 
Memorial Players presents Arcadia, Tom Stoppard’s 1993 comedic masterpiece.
 
All performances are free – although free-will donations are gratefully accepted.
 
Fridays, November 14 &21 at 7:30
Saturday, November 15 & 22 at 7:30
Sunday Matinee, November 16 & 23 at 3:30
 
Venue: Memorial Episcopal Church, 1407 Bolton Street, Baltimore, MD 21217
 
Set alternately in the early 19th century and contemporary times, the play follows the scientific discoveries, scandalous affairs, and tragic turns of a past era while in the modern era we witness sparring scholars as they attempt to decode and piece together those events using letters, articles, and ephemera from the time.
 
We meet Thomasina, a 13-year-old genius who, working with her brilliant young tutor, Septimus, intuits mathematical formulae, the second law of thermodynamics, and chaos theory generations before they are discovered and accepted in scientific circles.
 
We meet Hannah Jarvis, a notable scholar who is researching the mystery of the “Hermit of Sidley Park”, and Bernard Nightingale, a don at a modern university whose ambition and hubris cloud his academic judgment.
 
Funny, clever, and emotionally charged, Arcadia encompasses sweeping historical, intellectual, and aesthetic themes through the passions of its vivid and engaging cast of characters. A ‘must see’ for any theatre lover.
 
Contact Information:
Kristine Smets, Producer: Phone: 410-733-0955, email: Kristine.smets@gmail.com
 
Dedicated to providing free community theater in Bolton Hill, Memorial Players productions depend entirely on voluntary contributions of time, talent, materials and donations to cover all expenses. 
Arcadia Receptions, held in several of Bolton Hill’s beautiful Victorian residences before or after the show, are a great way to donate to Memorial Players and to meet other members of the Memorial Players Community.  You will enjoy plentiful food and refreshments and and receive a “VIP card” that guarantees you a reserved seat in the front rows of the theater.    Performances are only a few steps away at Memorial Episcopal Church, 1407 Bolton Street, Baltimore, MD 21217.  Select “receptions” to find out more and to make your reservation now.
 
“Arcadia” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
 
 
 
 

Memorial Players is a ministry of Memorial Episcopal Church, a tax-exempt 501(C)(3) organization.

Memorial Players is pleased to announce our 2014 annual musical, The Apple Tree.  This is a charming show with great music, by the writers of Fiddler on the Roof.  It is composed of three mini-musical acts; The Diary of Adam and Eve, The Lady or the Tiger, and Passionella.  There are numerous leading and supporting roles for all ages in this show, so we hope you’ll join us for the fun!

Auditions will be held the weekend of October 26th, 2013. Rehearsals will begin in mid-December.  Performances will be: February 21, 22, 23, 28, and March 1, 2, 2014 

ADAM

Practical, and stubborn. At first confused and put-off by Eve, he soon learns to love her.

BALLADEER

The mischievous, all-knowing storyteller. Can double as the Tiger-Keeper.

BARBARA

A high-maintenance, seductive vamp. Barbara is the Princess and Arik’s daughter. She is secretly in love with a common soldier and becomes insanely jealous.

CAPTAIN SANJAR

A hardy and well-intentioned Captain who has just come back from a terrible war. He is secretly in love with the Princess Barbara.

ELLA / PASSIONELLA

An ordinary chimney sweep who becomes Passionella, the glamour girl, when she dreams of being a movie star. Humble, joyful, and full of passion.

ENSEMBLE

KING'S MEN; HANDMAIDS; GUARDS; PRISONERS; FILM CREW; SUBWAY PASSENGERS

EVE

Smart, curious, and playful. She knows what’s best, and greatly seeks Adam’s admiration and companionship.

FLIP / GEORGE L. BROWN

A normal, nerdy guy, who dreams of becoming a rock star. As Flip, he is part Marlon Brando, part Elvis, and part Bob Dylan.

KING ARIK

A hot-blooded, commanding King with absolute power and father to Barbara. Demanding, idealist, advocate of justice.

NADJIRA

A sweet-hearted girl, and one of Barbara's servants.
Speaking Role

NARRATOR

A dapper man in a tuxedo who guides the audience through the story. He takes joy in his all-knowing presence, and uses it to playfully tease the other characters.

THE SNAKE

A smooth-talking type. Stealthy and manipulative.


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