Headlines at Hopkins: news releases from across
university Headlines
News by Topic: news releases organized by
subject News by Topic
News by School: news releases organized by the 
university's 9 schools & divisions News by School
Events Open to the Public (campus-wide) Events Open
to the Public
Blue Jay Sports: Hopkins Athletic Center Blue Jay Sports
Search News Site Search the Site

Contacting the News Staff: directory of
press officers Contacting
News Staff
Receive News Via Email (listservs) Receive News
Via Email
Resources for Journalists Resources for Journalists

Virtually Live@Hopkins: audio and video news Virtually
Hopkins in the News: news clips about Hopkins Hopkins in
the News

Faculty Experts: searchable resource organized by 
topic Faculty Experts
Faculty and Administrator Photos Faculty and
Faculty with Homepages Faculty with Homepages

JHUNIVERSE Homepage JHUniverse Homepage
Headlines at Hopkins
News Release

Office of News and Information
Johns Hopkins University
901 South Bond Street, Suite 540
Baltimore, Maryland 21231
Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9898

February 11, 2004
CONTACT: Suzanne Pratt
(410) 516-7159

Theatre Hopkins Presents "Copenhagen"

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 thehop@jhu.edu.

Johns Hopkins University news releases can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.jhu.edu/news_info/news/
   Information on automatic e-mail delivery of science and medical news releases is available at the same address.

Go to Headlines@HopkinsHome Page