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Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, 111 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036
Ended 30 Nov 2014 after 2 months
"As usual, Mr. Stoppard is in firm control of his themes and his language, which are inseparable. The dialogue is rife with witty instances of misunderstandings that remind us that there's more than one way to speak and hear English."
The New York Times
Roundabout Theatre presents the New York premiere of four-time Tony winner Tom Stoppard's romantic drama, Indian Ink. The story takes us across two continents and two eras, and stars Tony winner Rosemary Harris as a woman who tries to understand her older sister's legacy. Stoppard wrote Indian Ink based upon his 1991 radio play, In the Native State. Indian Ink received its world premiere in 1995 in Guildford, England.
Sir Tom Stoppard is the award-winning playwright of Arcadia, The Invention of Love and The Real Thing, which is also being staged as part of the Roundabout's 2014/2015 season. In 1998 he won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the film 'Shakespeare in Love', which he co-wrote with Marc Norman.
Set in the 1930s, this moving play first follows a young English poet, Flora Crewe, as she travels through India. The country is on the verge of gaining its independence and there Flora finds creative inspiration as well as love. The narrative then moves fifty years forward in time to 1980s England, where Flora's younger sister, Eleanor (played by Rosemary Harris), tries to preserve the legacy of her sister's career. As she comes to learn more about her older sister's past and creative spirit, the two are drawn closer through art though they are world's apart.
Opening night: 4 September 2014
Closing night: 30 November 2014
Suitable for audiences of all ages
Two hours and 45 minutes including one interval
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