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Master dramatist Tom Stoppard’s newest play follows Hilary, a young psychology researcher at the prestigious Krohl Institute for Brain Science. As she and her colleagues grapple with the ‘hard problem’ of defining consciousness, a thorny decision from Hilary’s past fuels her controversial stances—and a few suspect choices. Bristling with intellectual energy and searing wit, The Hard Problem explores the difference between our brains and our minds, the nature of belief, and how to reconcile hard science with lived experience.


An intellectually charged piece that delights in the slippery nature of language and pulses with interesting ideas.

The Evening Standard


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The Artists


David Andrew Macdonald
Jerry (1/11/17 - 2/19/17)David Andrew Macdonald
Michael Russotto
Jerry (2/20/17 - 2/26/17)Michael Russotto

Production Team

Tom Stoppard
PlaywrightTom Stoppard
Matt Torney
DirectorMatt Torney
Debra Booth
Set DesignerDebra Booth
Michael Giannitti
Lighting DesignerMichael Giannitti
Sarah Cubbage
Costume DesignerSarah Cubbage
James Bigbee Garver
Sound DesignerJames Bigbee Garver
Anthony O. Bullock
Production Stage Manager (1/11/17 - 2/19/17)Anthony O. Bullock
Victoria Gruenberg
Assistant DirectorVictoria Gruenberg
Lauren Pekel
Assistant Stage ManagerLauren Pekel
Jonathan Ezra Rubin
Fight DirectorJonathan Ezra Rubin
Jana Llynn
Production Stage Manger (2/20/17 - 2/26/17)Jana Llynn