New York City
Tom Stoppard’s razor-sharp wit burns with passion in The Real Thing. More than faintly autobiographical, the play’s repressed but magnetic hero, Henry, is a playwright of intellectual prowess who doesn’t know how to write about this thing called love. Stoppard’s most emotionally-charged play exposes two raw and private souls that become one, despite the distance in their public postures. Carin Zakes directs for the Fort Hill Players.