Indian Ink is a theatrical show by Tom Stoppard, under the production of Roundabout Theater Company. Directed by Carey Perfloff, the show opened off Broadway at the Laura Pels Theater, New York last September 30, 2014, which lasted until November 30, 2014.
The play is set into two variations of continents and in two different times. Indian Ink tells a story about the free-spirited English poet named Flora Crewe at the time of her voyage around India in the 1930s, where she meets a complicated relationship with an Indian artist, who happens to open up against the locale of a country longing for independence.
Fifty years have passed, in 1980s at England, Flora Crewe’s younger sister named Eleanor attempts to preserve the legacy of Flora’s controversial career.
The ‘Indian Ink’ theatrical production starred the Tony-award winner Rosemary Harris as Eleanor Swan, with complete casting include Firdous Bamji as Nirad Das, Bill Buell as Englishman, Romola Garai as Flora Crewe, Nick Choksi as Dilip, Neal Huff as Eldon Pike, Omar Maskati as Nazrul, Brenda Meaney as Nell, Tim McGeever as Resident, Caroline Lagerfelt as Englishwoman, Philip Mills as Eric, Ajay Naidu as Coomaraswami, Lee Aaron Rosen as David Durance, Rajeev Varma as Politician, Claire Brownell as Nell Englishwoman, Mark David Watson as resident Englishman and Bhavesh Patel as Anish Das.
The theatrical show had good reviews from its critics and enthusiasts, and Rosemary Harris as the protagonist received heartwarming feedbacks and flattering reviews from her fans critics. Indian Ink has been described as ‘the invention of love’, and Tom Stoppard’s writing and edifice seem very elegant and classy yet humorous.
The creative casts of the production includes Robert Wierzel (lighting designs), Neil Patel (Set design), Gillian Lane-Plescia (Dialect coach), John Carrata (choreographer), Tom Watson (Hair designs), Nevin Hedley (Production stage manager), Candice Donnelly (Costume designs), Dan Moses Schreier (Composer & Sound) and Thomas Schall (Fight consultant).