Indian Ink: Rosemary Harris to star

The Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that Tony and Primetime Emmy Award winning actress Rosemary Harris will star as 'Eleanor Swan' in their Off-Broadway premiere of Tom Stoppards Indian Ink, directed by Carey Perloff, opening at the Laura Pels Theatre on 28 Sep 2014, following previews from 04 Sep 2014.

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.

Th Roundabout has previously produced Tomy Stoppard's 'The Real Inspector Hound' and 'The Fifteen Minute Hamlet' on Broadway as a double bill. Harris was last seen on the Roundabout stage in 'The Road to Mecca' (2011) and 'All Over' (2002).

The full cast and design team will be announced soon.

Harris won the Best Actress in a play Tony award for her performance in 'The Lion in Winter,' and was nomiated for her performances in 'The Royal Family' (in both the 1976 and 2010 productions), 'Waiting in the Wings,' 'A Delicate Balance,' 'Hay Fever,' 'Pack of Lies,' 'Heartbreak House' and 'Old Times.' Harris was nominated for an Academy Award for her role as "Rose Haigh-Wood" in "Tom & Viv." She is known to fans of the original Spider-man movie trilogy for her role as "Aunt May."

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