Arcadia for literary theater fans

Sacramento Public Library (Central Branch)

828 I St.
Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 264-2770

The Sacramento Public Library has been hosting some delightfully literate lectures in their Notable Books series so far, but the topic turns to theater with the subject for the next two sessions: Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia. The first session, this Sunday, October 9, features Aram Kouyoumdjian, who won an Elly for directing the play for the Vista Players in 2002. He’ll discuss the play from a director’s point of view—and include a reading by some of his cast. On November 13, Kouyoumdjian will be joined by Sacramento State emeritus professor of English David Bell for further discussion. And rumor has it that a local theater company is considering a new production of Arcadia—so the timing for this literary presentation is just right. Notable Books at the Sacramento Central Library presents Arcadia by Tom Stoppard; October 9 and November 13, 2 to 4 p.m.; free. For more information, visit the library’s events page on its website,