The Hard Problem

Lincoln Center Theater presents the New York premiere of Tom Stoppard's The Hard Problem, directed by Jack O'Brien, as part of its 2018-2019 season at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.

(Photos by Paul Kolnik)

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Running time: 
1hr 40mins (no intermission)
Categories: 
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About The Hard Problem:

Hilary is a young psychology researcher at the Krohl Institute for Brain Science where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is “the hard problem” facing science, and for Hilary the possibility of genuine altruism, without a hidden Darwinian self-interest, depends on the answer. Meanwhile she is nursing a private sorrow. She needs a miracle and is prepared to pray for one.

By:
Tom Stoppard
Producer:
Lincoln Center Theater
Director:
Jack O'Brien
Lighting:
Japhy Weideman
Sound:
Jill BC Du Boff
Design:
David Rockwell
Costume:
Catherine Zuber
Cast list:
Eshan Bay (as Amal), Adelaide Clemens (as Hilary), Nina Grollman (as Julia), Katie Beth Hall (as Cathy), Chris O’Shea (as Spike), Robert Petkoff (as Leo), Tara Summers (as Ursula), Jon Tenney (as Jerry), and Karoline Xu (as Bo), with John Patrick Doherty, Eleanor Handley, Olivia Hebert, Sagar Kiran, Madeleine Pace, Baylen Thomas, and Kim N. Wong
Other info:
Original Music by Bob James
The Hard Problem Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
October 25, 2018
Opening date: 
November 19, 2018
Closes: 
January 6, 2019
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-8pm
Wednesday2pm8pm
Thursday-8pm
Friday-8pm
Saturday2pm8pm
Sunday3pm-

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Our The Hard Problem Review

It’s nice that there is always a goodie bag of take-aways in a Tom Stoppard play. It’s been 12 years since we’ve had one, stateside. About time.  The Hard Problem that is now being presented at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater is a revamp of the London production. Having read the reviews of that, I think that they’ve made it much clearer and accessible. Do go for the... Read more