Original titleTHE HARD PROBLEM
Cast8 total (4 F and 4 M)
Variable cast sizeNo
RepresentationNordic representation
THE HARD PROBLEM is exploring fundamental questions of how we experience the world, as well as telling the story of a young woman whose struggle for understanding her own life and the lives of others leads her to question the deeply held beliefs of those around her. Hilary, a young psychology researcher at the Krohl Institute for Brain Science, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question. She and other researchers at the institute are grappling with what science calls the mind-body problem (or THE HARD PROBLEM); if there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? But Hilary’s research-ethics and beliefs puts her fundamentally at odds with her colleagues, who include her first mentor and sometimes-times lover, Spike; her boss, Leo; and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry.