Tony, Golden Globe and Emmy winner Rosemary Harris will play the role of Eleanor Swan in the off-Broadway premiere of Tom Stoppard’s Indian Ink. Directed by Carey Perloff, the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production will begin performances September 4, with opening night set for September 28 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Centre for Theatre. The full cast and creative team will be announced soon.
Harris won the Best Actress in a play Tony award for her performance in The Lion in Winter. She also received Tony nods 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. Her numerous screen credits include her Golden Globe-winning performance in Holocaust, her Emmy-winning role in Notorious Woman and Tom & Viv, for which she received an Oscar nod.
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. An evocative portrait of love and loss, Indian Ink movingly explores how the creative spirit can bring us together in the most unexpected ways.
Roundabout is also producing the upcoming revival of Stoppard’s The Real Thing on Broadway, starring Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal.