Top Stoppard’s romantic drama “Indian Ink” will make its New York debut in September 2014, Roundabout Theatre Company said Thursday.
It marks the second Stoppard play that Roundabout will be involved with this year. The company is reviving the playwright’s “The Real Thing” next fall with Ewan McGregor.
“Indian Ink” spans time and geography. It centers on an English poet who travels through India in the 1930s while the country gets caught up in Gandhi’s Salt March and the independence movement. That story is intermixed with another set fifty years later in 1980s England, that finds her younger sister trying to preserve her artistic legacy.
The show will play off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre.
In addition, Roundabout said it will revive Michael Frayn’s venerable backstage comedy “Noises Off” in January 2015 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. The show depicts the antics of a touring company as it struggles to put on a farcical play. It was mostly recently revived on Broadway in 2001 with Patti LuPone.
Casting on both productions has yet to be announced.