The Doctor

“Juliet Stevenson delivers one of the peak performances of the theatrical year in Robert Icke’s striking reimagining of Schnitzler”
The Guardian (UK) ★★★★★

“Robert Icke’s riveting production takes a century-old drama and turns it into a devastating play for today, led by Stevenson’s superb performance.”
The Financial Times (UK) ★★★★★

Having amazed Armory audiences with his adaptations of Aeschylus’s Oresteia (2022), Shakespeare’s Hamlet (2022), and Ibsen’s Enemy of the People (2021), visionary director and playwright Robert Icke returns with the North American premiere of this gripping moral thriller following lauded runs at London’s Almeida Theatre and in the West End. This scorching examination of our age, a striking reimagining of the 1912 play Professor Bernhardi by Arthur Schnitzler, utilizes the lens of medical ethics to examine urgent questions of faith, identity, race, gender, privilege, and scientific rationality.

Olivier Award-winner Juliet Stevenson stars as the doctor at the center of the drama where nothing is quite what—or who—it seems. A galvanizing piece of theater, the production serves as a stark health warning for an increasingly divided nation, where clashing views about the way we see ourselves and the world we live in today only magnify the complexities of life.

Artist Talk: The Doctor
Thursday, June 29, 2023 at 5:30pm
Tickets: $20 (plus fees)

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North American Premiere
Originally produced by the Almeida Theatre and produced in the West End by Ambassador Theatre Group Productions

Very Freely Adapted from Arthur Schnitzler’s Professor Bernhardi
Adaptation and Direction Robert Icke
Set and Costume Design Hildegard Bechtler
Lighting Design Natasha Chivers
Sound Design and Composition Tom Gibbons


The Doctor is made possible by a generous grant from The Roy Cockrum Foundation

Photo: Manuel Harlan, Almeida Theatre cast

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June 3–August 19, 2023

June 3–12, 2023

Tickets start at $30 (plus fees)
June 13–August 19, 2023

Tickets start at $45 (plus fees)

Monday–Thursday at 7:00pm
Friday at 8:00pm
Saturday at 2:00pm & 8:00pm
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Wade Thompson Drill Hall

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This performance is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes with one intermission. Please note that this production includes topics including the discussion of suicide and the description of suicidal methods.

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