February is upon us and love is in the air. For many of the couples out there, Valentine’s Day is something to look forward to. A night to spend together, setting aside time to understand why you love each other and what love is. This week, Austin Shakespeare presents a new representation of wit, sex and romance at the Long Center in the form of “Arcadia”. Nominated in 2005 for Best Play, Tom Stoppard’s work has pleased critics and theatre-lovers alike across the nation. The show explores two parallel stories, one set in 1809 and the other in 1993 both taking place in the same home; the modern story looks to solve a mystery that happened 200 years beforehand. Past and present combine to give the audience an experience beyond the play itself.
To add to the event even more, combine the show with a traditional English High Tea hosted by Austin Shakespeare. This Central Texas classical theatre company has been performing and producing shows in the Austin area for over 25 years. In addition to “Arcadia” and other modern works, they also put on Shakespeare in the park at Zilker Hillside Theatre free of charge. Additionally, they give back to their community through their program 20/20 which encourages children to love language. Join them in the play and tea to create the ultimate romantic weekend and experience one of the “finest plays in the English language.”
WHEN: February 2-19, 2012
Thursdays through Saturdays: 8 p.m.
Sundays: 3 p.m.
Tea: Saturday, February 11 at 5 p.m.
The Long Center for the Performing Arts
701 W. Riverside Drive
Austin, TX 78704
TICKETS: Starting at $17.50, depending on seating and availability. Click here to purchase tickets.