Tom Stoppard’s The Hard Problem Begins Previews Off-Broadway October 25

Off-Broadway News   Tom Stoppard’s The Hard Problem Begins Previews Off-Broadway October 25
Jack O'Brien directs the Lincoln Center Theater production.
Tom Stoppard
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The Jack O’Brien-helmed production of Tom Stoppard's The Hard Problem begins performances Off-Broadway at Lincoln Center Theater’s Mitzi Newhouse Theatre October 25, with an official opening set for November 19. Tickets are currently on sale through January 6, 2019.

The play stars Adelaide Clemens as Hilary, a psychology researcher at the Krohl Institue for Brain Science examining the titular hard problem of defining consciousness.

An Australian actor, Clemens was last seen in the world premiere of Hold On To Me Darling Off-Broadway. The cast also features Robert Petkoff, Jon Tenney, Eshan Bay, John Patrick Doherty, Nina Grollman, Katie Beth Hall, Eleanor Handley, Olivia Hebert, Sagar Kiran, Chris O’Shea, Madeleine Pace, Tara Summers, Baylen Thomas, Kim N. Wong, and Karoline Xu.

The production features scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Marc Salzberg, and original music by Bob James.

The Hard Problem received its world premiere at London’s National Theatre in 2015 and made its U.S. premiere in Philadelphia in 2016 at the Wilma Theater.

Stoppard’s work was most recently seen on Broadway with the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Travesties.

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