Lincoln Center Theater


The Coast of Utopia: Voyage, Part 1

Photos by Paul Kolnik

Running Time

2 hours, 40 minutes

Tom Stoppard's trilogy, The Coast of Utopia, featured 44 actors playing 70 roles, covering three decades of Russian life and history.

The stellar cast included Billy Crudup, Richard Easton, Jennifer Ehle, Josh Hamilton, David Harbour, Jason Butler Harner, Ethan Hawke, Amy Irving, Bri­an F. O'Byrne, and Martha Plimpton.

Ben Brantley of The New York Times hailed Voyage, Part 1, as "an exhilarating production performed with freshness and vigor by an immense and starry cast." Newsweek called Voyage "complex, funny and heartbreaking" while David Cote of NY-1/Time Out New York declared it "Stoppard's crowning achievement."

In the mid-19th century as revolution swept across Europe, a group of Russian intellectuals, journalists, critics, philosophers, poets and their friends tried to topple the tsar for the cause of freedom. Stoppard's epic follows these men and women over thirty years, as their intertwined lives, passions and dreams drive them in pursuit of perfection.

The first part of the trilogy, Voyage, is Stoppard's nod to Chekhov set at the grand Russian countryside estate of the Bakunin family. Four eligible sisters are under the sway of their charismatic brother, Michael, who interferes in their lives, while fervently seeking a greater purpose in his own. As his political and philosophical journey unfolds, Bakunin's compatriots will include Vissarion Belinsky, George Herwegh, Karl Marx, Nicholas Ogarev, Nicholas Stankevich, Ivan Turgenev and, of particular note, the visionary leader Alexander Herzen.


  • Billy Crudup , Richard Easton , Jennifer Ehle , Josh Hamilton , David Harbour , Jason Butler Harner , Ethan Hawke , Amy Irving , Brķan F. O'Byrne , Martha Plimpton
  • Bianca Amato , Mia Barron , Larry Bull , Denis Butkus , Michael Carlsen , Amanda Leigh Cobb , Anthony Cochrane , Patricia Conolly , David Cromwell , Adam Dannheisser , Matt Dickson , Aaron Krohn , Felicity LaFortune , Jennifer Lyon , David Manis , Andrew McGinn , Kellie Overbey , Scott Parkinson , David Pittu , Annie Purcell , Erika Rolfsrud , Brian Sgambati , Robert Stanton , Eric Sheffer Stevens , Baylen Thomas , David Christopher Wells