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Lincoln Center Theater - Mitzi E. Newhouse

150 West 65th Street

Between Broadway and Amsterdam

New York NY 10023 View on map

The Hard Problem Summary

Tom Stoppard returns to Lincoln Center Theater with his first new play in ten years, The Hard Problem; frequent collaborator Jack O’Brien directs.

The Hard Problem is a powerful take on a contemporary dilemma, filled with provocative discourse and quick wit. Tom Stoppard’s new play introduces a young woman, Hilary (Adelaide Clemens), a psychology student who is newly employed as a research assistant at a neuroscience think-tank financed by a hedge-fund billionaire. He believes the brain and the ability to map and understand it are the key to predicting financial patterns, human behavior and more. But as Hilary’s career advances she and her colleagues struggle with what scientists call ‘the hard problem’ which asks: if the brain is made of nothing but facts, what is consciousness? 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 prays for one every day.

The Hard Problem Cast Members:

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, Karoline Xu

The Hard Problem Creative Team

Author: Tom Stoppard
Director: Jack O'Brien
Producer: Lincoln Center Theater
Press Agent: Philip Rinaldi Publicity

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Running Time:

Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, with no intermission

Upcoming Dates and Times

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Price Range

$92.00 - $92.00 (Ticket prices include a $2.00 Facility Fee.)
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Audience :

Children under the age of 5 are not permitted in the theatre.

First Preview Date Opening Date On Sale Through
October 25, 2018 November 19, 2018 January 6, 2019

Box Office Hours

Monday: 10am - 6pm
Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: Noon - 6pm