Aenigma Theatre: Copenhagen by Michael Frayn

Francis Boyle as Niels Bohr; Eric Regimbald as Werner Heisenberg; Tara Pratt as Margrethe Bohr

“In 1941, German physicist Werner Heisenberg went to Copenhagen to see his Danish counterpart, Niels Bohr. Together they had revolutionized atomic science in the 1920s, but now they were on opposite sides of a world war. In this incisive drama the two men meet in a situation fraught with danger in hopes of discovering why we do what we do.”  Set in the Afterlife, Neils Bohr, Hesienberg and Bohr’s wife Margrethe meet to debate the reasons behind this famed, mysterious meeting and, in doing so, confront the implications and ethics of their science, as well as the role/responsibility of the scientist in shaping politics and society. Written by the prominent British playwright Michael Frayn, the play premiered at the Royal National Theatre in London and opened to rave reviews on Broadway (ultimately winning the 2000 Tony Award for Best Play).
8:00 p.m. June 27th and 2:00 p.m. July 1st at
Studio 16 (1551 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver)
Tuesday June 27th is a 1/2 price show!

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