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The Physicists

The Physicists
by Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Translated by James Kirkup

Directed by Sina Heiss

In the well-funded Swiss asylum of Les Cerisiers, nurses have recently been meeting violent deaths. The assailants are two lunatics who call themselves Newton and Einstein and their fellow inmate, physicist Johann Möbius, knows more than he is willing to share. Written in the early 1960s at the height of the Cold War, this satiric comedy offers a sly and unnervingly relevant take on the misuse of power and knowledge.


Lia Bonfilio Miranda Kahn
Ben Compton Toby Knops
Dianne Diep Brian Keith MacDonald*
Matthew Dunivan Jon L. Peacock
Tim Elliott Alexander Reed
Chris Holland Aubrey Lace Taylor
Cameron Jefts Vanessa Winkle

Production Team:

Producer Mia Shen
Dramaturg Ashley Minihan
Choreography Lia Bonfilio
Scenic & Prop Design Evelien Stichelmeyer
Lighting Design Daisy Long
Costume Design Brooke Cohen
Sound Design Manuel Mitterhuber
Video Design Florian Hackl
Sound Engineer Grant Jefferson
Vocal Arranger Regina Mallinger
Production Stage Manager Jenny Ainsworth
Assistant Stage Manager Kate Dial
  Alayna Graziani
Company Manager Polina Bogacheva

*Appearing Courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

Poster photo by Peter Philipp

The Connelly
220 East 4th Street

January 22-25, 2014

$15 General Admission/$5 Seniors

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1/22 Wednesday @ 8:00pm
1/23 Thursday @ 8:00pm
1/24 Friday @ 8:00pm
1/25 Saturday @ 2:00pm
1/25 Saturday @ 8:00pm

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