The Voices in a Writer's Head Come to Hilarious Life in Figments
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Bombshells -- both literal and frighteningly real -- make In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer a uniquely gripping piece of theater. Today known as the "father of the atomic bomb," the thoughtful and brilliant Oppenheimer might better be described as the project's "deeply ambivalent daddy." His ambivalence comes into sharp focus during this tense courtroom drama presented by the Saint Sebastian Players. At the height of the Red Scare, Oppenheimer's reluctance to support the hydrogen bomb (the atom bomb's even more destructive successor) was seen as "suspicious" and put his security clearance at risk. In the ensuing hearing, the day's most pressing issues, from the political to the personal, are discussed with enthralling urgency and rare eloquence. Kaitlin Taylor directs Heinar Kipphardt's ever-relevant play. Learn More
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Featured review from Kathleen C. Nesbitt
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Venue is warm and cozy, terrific people! The acting company is immensely talented and I enjoyed their expertise. The play, ugh! Corny, cliched, dated perhaps, and really misses its mark in several areas (i.e. the two mothers are written so closely that the "imaginary" mother really had no where to take it. The "real" mother should have been written much more passively so that the imaginary mother could actually show what the audience doesn't see in the real mother, but that the son does. The two Rick's had a similar problem...at first they imaginary Rick does what the real Rick would like to do, should do, but then that just dies and the imaginary Rick wanders around the stage directionless).