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Tom Stoppard's The Hard Problem Set for New York Premiere

New photos from Jack O'Brien's production at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater have been released.

Chris O'Shea and Adelaide Clemens star in Tom Stoppard's The Hard Problem, directed by Jack O'Brien, at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.
(© Paul Kolnik)

The New York premiere of Tom Stoppard's The Hard Problem recently began performances at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater under the direction of Jack O'Brien, and new photos have been released ahead of an opening night set for November 19.

Adelaide Clemens (center) listens in on Eshan Bajpay and Robert Petkoff.
(© Paul Kolnik)

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.

Karoline Xu and Adelaide Clemens share a scene in The Hard Problem.
(© Paul Kolnik)

The production features 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.

Robert Petkoff and Adelaide Clemens star in The Hard Problem, set to open November 19.
(© Paul Kolnik)

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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