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London’s National Theatre Performance: “The Hard Problem”

December 4, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - December 5, 2015 @ 2:00 pm


Collaboration between the Woods Hole Public Library and Falmouth Academy will bring London’s 2015-2016 National Theatre plays to Falmouth, starting this fall!

No longer will Upper Cape theater patrons have to journey to Dennis or off-Cape to see these exquisite, filmed productions. Performances will take place in Falmouth Academy’s new and fully accessible Morse Hall, using state-of-the-art projection equipment.

The fall lineup includes Skylight, Hamlet (which sold out immediately in London), and Tom Stoppard’s The Hard Problem. These showings will not be live simulcasts, but will be screened several weeks after the productions open in London.

Showtimes: Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons.

Tickets are $15, and will be sold online until 24 hours before showtime or by calling Falmouth Academy at 508-457-9696, ext. 200.  They will also be sold at the door (cash/check only.)  To avoid disappointment, we recommend purchasing tickets ahead.

Light refreshments will be available for purchase.

Feel free to bring a cushion to add to your seating comfort.


Friday, December 4, 7:00 pm: Tom Stoppard’s The Hard Problem

Saturday, December 5, 2:00 pm: Tom Stoppard’s The Hard Problem

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play, directed by Nicholas Hytner.

Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brain science institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is ‘the hard problem’ which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask? Meanwhile Hilary needs a miracle and she is prepared to pray for one.


December 4, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
December 5, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
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