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New Plays by Tom Stoppard and Miranda Rose Hall to Run at Lincoln Center Theater

Jack O'Brien and Margot Bordelon have been tapped to direct.

Tom Stoppard's new play The Hard Problem is set for Lincoln Center Theater's upcoming season.
(© David Gordon)

Lincoln Center Theater has announced two new productions for this fall. The Hard Problem, a new play by Tom Stoppard, to be directed by Jack O'Brien, will begin performances October 25 and open November 19 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. The Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 production of Plot Points in Our Sexual Development, a new play by Miranda Rose Hall, to be directed by Margot Bordelon, will begin performances October 6 and open on October 22 for a run through November 18 at the Claire Tow Theater.

In 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. The production will feature Eshan Bay, Adelaide Clemens, Nina Grollman, Katie Beth Hall, Chris O'Shea, Tara Summers, and Karoline Xu, with additional casting to be announced at a later date. The design team will include sets by David Rockwell, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Japhy Weideman, sound by Jill BC Du Boff, and original music by Bob James.

Theo (Jax Jackson) and Cecily (Marianne Rendon) want to be honest about their sexual histories, but what happens when telling the truth jeopardizes everything? A contemporary queer love story, '''Plot Points in Our Sexual Development'' explores gender, intimacy, and the dangers of revealing yourself to the person you love. The new play will have sets by Andrew Boyce, costumes by Sarafina Bush, lighting by Jiyoun Chang, and sound by Brandon Wolcott.