Friendship, Physics and the Atomic Bomb in Tony-Winning Drama Copenhagen
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The last date listed for Copenhagen was Saturday June 7, 2014 / 7:30pm.
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Featured review from Michael Binder
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This is a brilliant production of an excellent play. It's about the complex friendship and relationship between the two famous theoretical physicists Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg, and particularly their meeting in 1941, at the height of WWII. Heisenberg used to be Bohr's student in the Twenties, and they remained friends, even though their relationship was shadowed by the fact that Bohr's Denmark was occupied by Heisenberg's Germany, and Heisenberg worked for the German Nazi regime developing nuclear weapons, while Bohr later ended up doing so for the US in Los Alamos. It's a non-linear play, there are numerous flashbacks and flash-forwards, and the 1941 meeting is repeated in different versions. There's not much of a plot or traditional storyline going on, it's more of an exploration of the mindsets of two geniuses struggling with moral conflicts and with their relationship strained by the war. It's a very philosophical, intellectually demanding play, and especially a treat for everyone interested in science history. The acting is absolutely outstanding. A very satisfying evening of theatre, and a highly promising inaugural production of a new Denver theatre company, Stagecraft, which popped out of nowhere and set a huge exclamation mark in the Denver theatre scene with this fantastic production.
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We weren't sure what to expect at such a small theater, but were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the players and the depth of the play. Neither of us know much about physics, and we learned a great deal from this play, especially about the...continued