Copenhagen

Michael Frayn

January 6th - 14th, 2012
The Factory Theatre
  • Advance: $20
  • Door: $25
  • Student Rush: $10

Tickets

  • Advance: $20
  • Door: $25
  • Student Rush: $10
Poster

Two great physicists. One conversation. Infinite possible interpretations.

In the fall of 1941, German atomic scientist Werner Heisenberg paid a visit to his mentor, Niels Bohr, "the father of modern nuclear physics," in Nazi-occupied Denmark. The subject of their conversation, and its impact on subsequent scientific, military, and world history, has been debated all the decades since — did Heisenberg warn Bohr about the German nuclear program, or pry for information about the potential of an Allied atomic bomb? Did he earnestly try to prevent the destructive potential of the split nucleus, or was he himself too fragmented to know his own motives, let alone their outcomes? Did Bohr panic needlessly, misunderstanding Heisenberg's intentions, or did he understand them all too well? Copenhagen reunites Bohr, Heisenberg, and Bohr's wife Margarethe, long after all is over and done, to retrace the paths of memory, physics, loyalty, and politics surrounding that inscrutable visit, and try once again to illuminate the limits of what can be understood about the universe, and the darkness inside the human soul.

 
 

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The Factory Theatre

791 Tremont Street
Boston, MA

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Media & Links

  • Program (166kB)
  • Copenhagen Dramaturgy Blog For more of the historic and scientific background of Copenhagen, follow along in the blog
  • Review: Theatre Mirror "This relentlessly restless, engrossing production is blessed by Matt Breton's eloquent lighting, Chris Larson's subtle sound effects, and three lively, fascinating performances." -Larry Stark
  • Review: EDGE, Boston "With the actors not two feet away, you are privy to every moment of the performances which, to begin with, never throw you out of the story but, even more importantly, draw you in." -Kay Bourne
  • Review: Boston Events Insider "With its many references to both the physical sciences as well as to Hamlet, Copenhagen is sure to appeal to a wide range of geeks and intellectuals." -Revonda Pokrzywa