The Doctor

“A riveting debate about identity”
The New York Times

“Juliet Stevenson gives a performance of galvanizing intensity [in an] absorbing drama that reverberates with power”
The Wall Street Journal

“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.

New! Read a profile of star Juliet Stevenson in The New York Times  to learn more about her return to the New York stage for the first time in nearly 20 years. Read the article.

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

Playwright and director Robert Icke discusses the process of creating the play and its relevance for New York audiences today with fellow playwright Anne Washburn.

North American Premiere

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
Casting by Julia Horan CDG
Additional Casting by Jim Carnahan, C.S.A

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


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

Public support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature as well as the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Photo: Miles Aldridge


June 3–August 19, 2023

June 3–13, 2023

Tickets start at $30 (plus fees)
June 14–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. This production uses flashing light effects.

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