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Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater

The Hard Problem

The Hard Problem, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, NYC Show Poster
Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater

150 West 65th Street
New York, NY 10023

Important Dates
Oct 25, 2018
Nov 19, 2018
Jan 06, 2019
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Lincoln Center Theater presents the New York premiere of Tom Stoppard's drama.


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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.

Cast & Creative


  • Amal
    Eshan Bay
  • Hilary
    Adelaide Clemens
  • Julia
    Nina Grollman
  • Cathy
    Katie Beth Hall
  • Spike
    Chris O'Shea
  • Leo
    Robert Petkoff
  • Ursula
    Tara Summers
  • Jerry
    Jon Tenney
  • Bo
    Karoline Xu


  • Written by
    Tom Stoppard
  • Director
    Jack O'Brien
  • Set Designer
    David Rockwell
  • Costume Designer
    Catherine Zuber
  • Lighting Designer
    Japhy Weideman
  • Sound Designer
    Marc Salzberg