Serious lovers of great theater will not want to wait to get tickets for one of the most talked-about new dramas of the season, Tom Stoppard's brilliant and controversial epic exploration of Nineteenth Century Russian politics,The Coast of Utopia. This monumental saga, which "contains passages of breathtaking beauty" has been praised for its humanity, social and artistic insights, and rapier-sharp wit. In the words of one critic, it's "both a mesmerizing history lesson and a theatergoing discovery" that will leave you dazzled.
Initially some reviewers of the play wondered if perhaps audiences might be intimidated by "Utopia's" monumental length – the three parts are, in fact, the equivalent of three entire plays – but ever since the great word-of-mouth got going, this unusual drama has been playing to sold-out houses. You are sure to be intrigued by Stoppard's characters, who include Michael Bakunin and Ivan Turgenev, and by his astute analysis of the tumultuous decades that led up to the Russian Revolution.
Compared to the finest works of George Bernard Shaw, "The Coast of Utopia" is passionate, funny, intelligent, and thoroughly riveting: an absolute must-see for any fan of great political drama and heartrending family tragedy.
Let Coast to Coast help you find your tickets to a play and a theatrical experience you will never forget: Tom Stoppard's The Coast of Utopia. Note that each episode of the trilogy is being presented separately; an all-day marathon staging is slated for 2007.