May 16 2015
The Hard Problem

The Hard Problem

Presented by Tanner Humanities Center and Salt Lake Film Society at Broadway Centre Cinemas

National Theatre Live's 'The Hard Problem' May 16th at Noon.

Presented by the Tanner Humanities Center and the Salt Lake Film Society

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors).

Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brainscience 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. 

Admission Info

General Admission – $18
SLFS Member – $12
Student – $9.25

All seats considered "GA" or first-come, first-serve.


Dates & Times

2015/05/16 - 2015/05/16

Location Info

Broadway Centre Cinemas

111 East 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Parking Info

Parking available in the parking structure to the east of the theater. Validation available up to four hours.