Directed by Jack O'Brien
Well known for his cerebral plays exploring difficult ideas, Tom Stoppard does not deviate from form with this 2015 outing, set to premiere off-Broadway this fall. Through the eyes of Hilary, an optimistic psychology researcher, The Hard Problem investigates the intellectual mire around human morality and behavior, asking the question 'If we are nothing but matter, then what is consciousness?'
One of the most celebrated living playwrights, Tom Stoppard is famed for his stimulating works, layering witty word play and dramatic conversations over a compelling notion, asking the viewer to draw his or her own conclusions on each subject. Previously he has tackled the gap between the past and the present (Arcadia), art verses reality (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) and the fallibility of memory (Travesties).