LA Theater Works: Arcadia Part 2
Part two of a two-part broadcast. Arcadia merges science with human concerns and ideals, examining the universe’s influence in our everyday lives and ultimate fates through the relationship between past and present, order and disorder and the certainty of knowledge. Set in an English country house in the years 1809-1812 and 1989, the play examines the lives of two modern scholars and the house's current residents with the lives of those who lived there 180 years earlier. The show includes an interview with Steven Strogatz, Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell. In Hour Two, we look at science from the viewpoint of a transplant patient in "England" by Tim Crouch, a work we commissioned from the BBC for our Worldplay Series.