Ever since 1993’s math-laced, century-spanning Arcadia, we’ve loved it when Tom Stoppard shakes up our boring old temporal sensibilities, finding subtle ways to connect characters despite their being separated by wide berths of time and space. In 1995 he did it again with Indian Ink, which opens off-Broadway tonight. In it, nine-time Tony-winner Rosemary Harris plays Eleanor, a woman working to preserve the legacy of her sister’s controversial career as a poet in British-occupied India. Jumping back and forth between the colonialist ’30s in South Asia and England in the 1980s, it weaves yet another example of how the creative spirit can connect people over great distances. Though now nearly two decades old, this is the first major production of the play in New York, with an ending rewritten especially for the Roundabout Theater Company.

Tuesdays-Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: Sept. 30. Continues through Nov. 30, 2014