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“T” IS FOR TOM: Tom Stoppard’s Radio Works

Monday June 6 2011 • 7:00pm - 8:20pm
Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard


In the Native State
“The clock has gone quite mad…we cannot put it back,” observes a character in the drama “In the Native State.” But that is just what this Anglo-Indian memory play—the basis for Stoppard’s stage play “India Ink”—sets out to do.  The action shifts back and forth between the Colonial India of the 1930s and present-day England.  In the past, a young Indian painter creates the portrait of an unconventional female poet; in the present, the painter’s son and the poet’s sister try to unravel the mystery of a complex friendship during a time when the Indian independence movement was fomenting.  As in “Arcadia,” a new production of which is currently on Broadway, the playwright uses painting and poetry as portals into the lives of characters who cannot always speak directly.

Director: Cecilia Rubino

Event Details

1 hour and 19.8 minutes
The Greene Space
44 Charlton Street
New York, NY United States

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