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Production image from INDIAN INK. A cast of characters in Indian clothing stand around a white woman in a sun hat who sits on a bench. A man holds her hand and raises an umbrella up high.

Indian Ink

September 4, 2014—November 30, 2014

Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre Laura Pels Theatre

Indian Ink

September 4, 2014—November 30, 2014

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Two worlds collide in the off-Broadway premiere of Indian Ink, the passionate and fascinating drama by four-time Tony Award® winner Tom Stoppard (The Coast of UtopiaThe Real Thing). Set on two different continents and in two different eras, Indian Ink follows free-spirited English poet Flora Crewe on her travels through India in the 1930s, where her intricate relationship with an Indian artist unfurls against the backdrop of a country seeking its independence. Fifty years later, in 1980s England, her younger sister Eleanor (Tony and Golden Globe Award® winner Rosemary Harris) tries to preserve the legacy of Flora's controversial career. Little by little, Flora’s mysterious past is revealed, as is the surprising story of two people whose connection lives on through art.

An evocative portrait of love and loss, Indian Ink movingly explores how the creative spirit can bring us together in the most unexpected ways. Carey Perloff (Artistic Director, American Conservatory Theater) directs. 

This production features nudity and is therefore recommended for audiences over 16 years of age.

Indian Ink Cast

Nirad Das
Firdous Bamji
Bill Buell
Nick Choksi
Flora Crewe
Romola Garai
Eleanor Swan
Rosemary Harris
Eldon Pike
Neal Huff
Caroline Lagerfelt
Omar Maskati
Tim McGeever
Brenda Meaney
Eric Swan
Philip Mills
Ajay Naidu
Anish Das
Bhavesh Patel
David Durance
Lee Aaron Rosen
Rajeev Varma
Anish Das, Nirad Das u/s
Rajesh Bose
Coomaraswami,Nazrul, Rajah/Politician u/s
Vandit Bhatt
Nell, Englishwoman u/s
Claire Brownell
Resident, Englishman, Eric u/s
Mark David Watson

Indian Ink Creative

Tom Stoppard
Carey Perloff
Scenic Design
Neil Patel
Costume Design
Candice Donnelly
Lighting Design
Robert Wierzel
Composer and Sound Designer
Dan Moses Schreier
Dialect Coach
Gillian Lane-Plescia
Fight Director
Thomas Schall
Hair & Wig Design
Tom Watson
John Carrafa
Production Stage Manager
Nevin Hedley

Indian Ink is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.

Roundabout’s work to support new and emerging playwrights and directors, as well as help create and develop new work, is made possible by Katheryn Patterson and Tom Kempner.

New plays are supported by Roundabout Leaders for New Works: Alec Baldwin, Peggy and Mark Ellis, Jodi Glucksman, Sylvia Golden, Caryn and James Magid, K. Myers, Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater, Laura S. Rodgers, Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Yolanda R. Turocy, Lori Uddenberg, Deborah and Thomas Wallace and Xerox Foundation.

The empty house of the Laura Pels Theatre. Rows of grey chairs incline upwards towards the back of the house.

Presented at

Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

Laura Pels Theatre

111 West 46th Street, New York, NY

between 6th and 7th Avenues