The Real Thing


STARTS JAN 27, 2017


By Tom Stoppard  |   Directed By Timothy Near


When Henry, a cerebral playwright, is asked by his mistress to ghost-write a script, his life begins to imitate his art too closely. More comfortable with words than feelings, Henry must decide which of his emotions are the "real thing." Stoppard tackles questions of love and marriage with dazzling comedy and more than one play-within-a-play, sending his characters and the audience reeling between authenticity and artifice, intellect and passion, and love and fidelity. 

"So packed with wit, ideas and feelings... Stoppard's most moving play and the most bracing play anyone has written about love and marriage in years."NY Times


RUN TIME: 2 HOURS 20 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE 10 MINUTE INTERMISSION


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gorgeous, devastating... the kind of writing we don't see too often in contemporary plays. 

San Francisco CHRONICLE

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SPONSORS

Liliane & Ed Schneider

ASSOCIATE SPONSORS

Gertrude Allen, 
Paul Templeton & Darrell Louie,
Deborah Dashow Ruth,
Muffy & Harry Thorne