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Copenhagen by Michael FraynArt :: Theatre
Copenhagen by Michael Frayn
7:30 PM
Downtown Dance Collective
"There are only two things the world remembers about me. One is the uncertainty principle, and the other is my mysterious visit to Niels Bohr in Copenhagen in 1941..." - Werner Heisenberg, COPENHAGEN

The minds of two men determined the world's fate during World War II: between them hovered the grim reality of two different worlds, in which either the Allied or the Axis Forces accomplished turning the science of nuclear fission into a weapon. Now that everyone is dead and gone, the still-present spirits of their memory are obsessed with trying to relive that fateful moment, and to remember precisely how the course of human events was inscribed into the continuum of history. For two men as much father and son as they are mentor and student, separating objective fact from subjective compulsion is not a precise science.

Set in a kind of afterlife in which the memories of Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg are compelled to relive this one pivotal evening under the wary observation of Niels's wife, Margrethe, COPENHAGEN is an impactful and sometimes surreal exploration of the complex nature of existence, the potential energies both of man and mathematics, and a sincere family drama that translates all into the language of love. Winner of the 2000 Tony Award for Best Play, COPENHAGEN is mathematical in its precision, elegant in its poetry, and definitively relevant to all. Michael Frayn, award-winning philosopher, novelist, and playwright of NOISES OFF!, has delivered a "tremendous play...a piece of history, an intellectual thriller, a psychological investigation and a moral tribunal in full session." - The Sunday Times

COPENHAGEN, starring E.T. Varney as Niels Bohr, Leah Joki as Margrethe Bohr, Thain Bertin as Werner Heisenberg, and directed by Joshua Kelly, will perform at Missoula's Downtown Dance Collective on July 27th and 28th at 7:30PM. Tickets are sold only at the door and General Admission is $10. The play contains themes of historical violence and is appropriate for all audiences.
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Downtown Dance Collective
Address: 121 West Main Street Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 541-7240

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