Arcadia goldstar 920x520
3.5 / 5 Rated by 151 members
Review from Theatre Fan
Red Velvet 156 events 139 reviews

Act 1, scene 1 knocked me out - brisk, clever, captivating! Scene 2 was super long and tedious making the overall time of the play (insides out of 3 hours) too long. That being said, the sets, costumes, lighting, directing and acting were all...continued

reviewed May 26 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from bwkbwk
Red Velvet 380 events 107 reviews

Interesting play, though way too long and drawn out.
The comedy was in bits and pieces, with most of it in the 1st half.
The idea that some of the known (and yet-to-be-known) scientific principles were discovered by a 13 year old on her own, was a...continued

reviewed May 29 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Sally
Red Velvet 195 events 106 reviews

I probably would have enjoyed the play, since the dialogue seemed to be quick and smart, but the acoustics in the balconey at the A.C.T. are so bad that you can't make out what's being said. I won't be getting cheap Goldstar tickets for the...continued

reviewed May 21 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Stewart A. Laidlaw
Red Velvet 120 events 102 reviews

Arcadia is a dense, intense intellectually stimulating mash up of historical romance and physics. Incredible but true. Oh and did I mention it is laugh out loud funny as well? The performance at ACT did this mixture justice. All of the actors...continued

reviewed May 26 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Hadley Louden
Red Velvet 396 events 72 reviews

Wonderful Tom Stoppard, deeply thoughtful and stimulating. Engaging cast. You might want to try the free headsets if you're up on the balcony because the dialogue moves fast.

reviewed May 16 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from S. Y. Liu
Red Velvet 101 events 49 reviews

I enjoyed the play very much. Using the headphones from A.C.T., I could hear the lines delivered by the actors clearly, even though I was seated in the Balcony. Hearing the lines clearly is important, since the conversations are so witty, and...continued

reviewed May 26 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Susan Dunn
Red Velvet 105 events 41 reviews

Handsome set, directing, acting - in all a fine production of a Stoppard favorite. Some miscasting (Murray) but generally a fine job was done by all, including Murray who gave it his all in a part that didn't wear well on him. Kudos to Septimus...continued

reviewed May 16 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Larry Russo
Red Velvet 267 events 26 reviews

I love the play and the Actors were fabulous!!!!!!!

reviewed May 22 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Roberta D.
Red Velvet 76 events 24 reviews

I went for specific reasons - I'm a writer, and I've read the play and saw the original production here and was still confused. I wanted to understand more of why it was such a well regarded play. This production while paced WAY too slowly, at...continued

reviewed May 28 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Foxy grandma
Red Velvet 54 events 14 reviews

I am glad I bought the tickets on Goldstar and did not pay full price. I left at intermission.
I like my plays with a some action and this play was all talking and it was hard for me to pick up all the conversation from the balcony. However...continued

reviewed Jun 08 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Claire Risley
524 events 265 reviews

In the Balcony, there were a lot of older people, such as we, and none of us could hear the scintillating dialogue! It was really hard to hear such an interesting play, that was complex and well-acted. So we left 2/3 way through.

reviewed May 18 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Sue T.
88 events 70 reviews

I am a big Tom Stoppard fan, and hadn't yet seen ARCADIA, so was thrilled to hear that ACT would be doing it this year. I am going to try to see it again before the end of its run -- as with TRAVESTIES (which I've seen four times), this is such a...continued

reviewed May 29 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from PH Diamond
111 events 65 reviews

ACT seatings suck. Play was hour and a half too long, costumes and lighnings were real good. Acting too.

reviewed Jun 04 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from K.L.
67 events 49 reviews

I'm a huge fan of Stoppard's plays, so what occurred during the performance I attended (Saturday night, May 25) was a devastating disappointment. The understudy Robert Parsons was tapped to play a major role (Nightingale), and he did one of the...continued

reviewed May 25 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Diane R.
61 events 35 reviews

This is the 7th or 8th time I've seen Arcadia. I remember seeing A.C.T.'s first performance back in 1995. It's my favorite Tom Stoppard play (well, sort of tied with Rock N Roll...). The performances and staging in this new run at A.C.T. are...continued

reviewed May 22 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from rebecca
115 events 30 reviews

good performance but Stoppard's play is a bit cryptic to understand at first try. If there is a talk post performance, one should stop by.

reviewed May 24 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Wanda LaJune Winquist
46 events 29 reviews

The position of the stage to the upper seats creates severe neck strain. Also if you buy refreshments, they tell you it is alright to eat in the auditorium but when you try and eat what you just bought, you are approached by an usher telling you...continued

reviewed Jun 07 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from SJH
52 events 25 reviews

It was the first night of the preview and previously I've experienced mixed opinions toward Stoppard plays, however I enjyed Arcadia and the cast was very impressive. I'd recommend this performance.

reviewed May 16 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Richard
51 events 23 reviews

4 people in a room talking and talking. Brilliant playwright mind at work, but I somehow missed why I was supposed to care.

reviewed May 21 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from TJ
78 events 22 reviews

Let me start by saying that Arcadia is one of my favorite plays, and that I saw the original London production back in 1993, which is one of the best experiences I've ever had in the theater - incredibly beautiful and moving production. So ACT...continued

reviewed May 16 2013 report as inappropriate
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