Tony Winner Rosemary Harris Will Star in Tom Stoppard's Indian Ink Off-Broadway

By Michael Gioia
February 25, 2014

The Off-Broadway premiere of Tom Stoppard's romantic drama Indian Ink will star Tony Award winner Rosemary Harris in the role of Eleanor Swan, Roundabout Theatre Company announced Feb. 25.



As previously reported, Stoppard's Indian Ink will be directed by Carey Perloff (artistic director of A.C.T.). Performances will begin Sept. 4, prior to an official opening Sept. 28, at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Centre for Theatre.

Harris was last seen on the Roundabout stage in The Road to Mecca (2011) and All Over (2002). This production of Indian Ink will mark the play's Off- Broadway debut.

Here's how the work is billed: "Set on two different continents and in two different eras, Indian Ink follows free-spirited English poet Flora Crewe on her travels through India in the 1930s, where her intricate relationship with an Indian artist unfurls against the backdrop of a country seeking its independence. Fifty years later, in 1980s England, her younger sister Eleanor tries to preserve the legacy of Flora's controversial career. Little by little, Flora’s mysterious past is revealed, as is the surprising story of two people whose connection lives on through art. An evocative portrait of love and loss, Indian Ink movingly explores how the creative spirit can bring us together in the most unexpected ways."

The full cast and design team will be announced at a later date.

The play joins Stoppard's The Real Thing, starring Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal and directed by Sam Gold, which will also play Roundabout's 2014-15 season and begin performances Oct. 2 at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre.

Roundabout has previously presented Stoppard's The Real Inspector Hound and The Fifteen Minute Hamlet.

For more information, visit RounaboutTheatre.org.