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Tom Stoppard's The Hard Problem Announces Complete Casting

Robert Petkoff, Adelaide Clemens, and more will star in Stoppard's new play at Lincoln Center Theater.

Robert Petkoff will appear in The Hard Problem at Lincoln Center Theater.
(© David Gordon)

Lincoln Center Theater has announced complete casting for its upcoming New York premiere of Tom Stoppard's The Hard Problem, directed by Jack O'Brien. Performances begin Thursday, October 25, with opening night set for Monday, November 19, at the Mitzi E. Newhouse 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, John Patrick Doherty, Nina Grollman, Katie Beth Hall, Eleanor Handley, Olivia Hebert, Sagar Kiran, Chris O'Shea, Madeleine Pace, Robert Petkoff, Tara Summers, Jon Tenney, Baylen Thomas, Kim N. Wong, and Karoline Xu.

The Hard Problem will have sets by David Rockwell, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Japhy Weideman, sound by Marc Salzberg, and original music by Bob James.


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