The Hard Problem
Bristling with intellectual energy and searing wit, The Hard Problem is the newest play by master dramatist Tom Stoppard.
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This show closed on February 26, 2017
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.
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Recommended for ages 14 and up.
“An intellectually charged piece that delights in the slippery nature of language and pulses with interesting ideas.”
The Evening Standard
“The Hard Problem pays worthwhile dividends.”
The Washington Post