The Hard Problem, the new play by Tom Stoppard about the question of consciousness, opened at Lincoln Center Theater’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre November 19. Off-Broadway performances began October 25 for the limited run engagement, which is set to close January 6, 2019.
Directed by Tony winner Jack O’Brien, 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. 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.
Read the reviews for the new production below.
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.