Theatre Hopkins' 82nd season continues with the area premiere of Michael Frayn's Tony award-winning drama "Copenhagen"at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20, in the Merrick Barn on the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore.
Fans of Frayn's popular farce, "Noises Off," may be surprised that the playwright's more recent project was inspired by a moment in history when two of the most innovative atomic physicists of the 20th century, Dane Niels Bohr and German Werner Heisenberg, found themselves on opposing sides in World War II. First as mentor and protégé, then as partners, Bohr and Heisenberg had been instrumental in developing theories of atomic physics that made nuclear warfare possible. Precluded from further collaboration in 1939, Heisenberg finally re-established contact by traveling to Bohr's home in Nazi-occupied Copenhagen in 1941. What occurred during their brief reunion seems to have been as traumatic as it was mysterious. Frayn conjectures in his play what might have happened during that enigmatic meeting. The cast features Robert Riggs and Cherie Weinert as Niels and Margrethe Bohr. Jim Gallagher appears as Werner Heisenberg.
The production will run four weekends through Sunday, March 14. Curtain time for Friday and Saturday performances is 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees begin at 2:15 p.m.
Tickets at the door are $15 for Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees. Student rush tickets for $5 are available at curtain time for all performances. For reservations, subscriptions, or further information call (410) 516-7159, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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