COPENHAGEN - Michael Frayn's Tony-winning Best Play!
The Production Company is the recipient of 2 LA Drama Critics Circle Awards and an LA Weekly Theatre Award for 2009:
LADCC BEST REVIVAL: EQUUS; BEST ACTOR: JIM HANNA - LAWEEKLY BEST REVIVAL: EQUUS
A total of 10 Ovation Award Nominations, 13 LA Weekly Award Nominations
30 StageSceneLA Commendations, & a 2009 Best Season Commendation from LAStageBlog
August Viverito, Artistic Director T L Kolman, Associate Artistic Director
A Fiery Power In the Behavior Of Particles And Humans
Directed by August Viverito
March 28, 2010âNorth Hollywood, CAâ
The ghosts who have taken up residence with The Production Company are a restless lot, filled with a crackling, questing vitality rarely found even among the living. As embodied with disquieting fierceness by Sara Lilly, David Ross Paterson, and Skip Pipo in COPENHAGEN, this endlessly fascinating play by Michael Frayn is directed with surgical exactitude by August Viveirto to a fever pitch. These spectral presences just won't stop haunting one another with their questions and revisions and caveats. Give them the courtesy of your full attention, and you'll find them taking possession of your own imagination as well, probably raising your blood pressure in the process. They prove themselves electrifying companions.
COPENHAGEN, a critical and popular hit when it opened in London at the Royal National Theater in 1998 and on Broadway in 2000, is nominally about a meeting in 1941 between the venerable Danish physicist Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg, his former pupil, during which no one to this day knows exactly what happened. What was said or, equally important, not said takes on increased significance when you consider the possible stakes: the success of a German project led by Heisenberg. That project was the development of atomic weapons, something in which Bohr would later have a hand as a member of the legendary team at Los Alamos for the Allied Forces. There's tension aplenty in this drama, which allows Heisenberg, Bohr and Bohr's wife, Margrethe, to reunite after their deaths to sort out what may or may not have happened on that September evening.
The play opens on Friday, April 23rd, 2010 and runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM through May 29th at The Production Companyâs home, The Chandler Studio Theatre, 12443 Chandler Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91607. Tickets are $25. and may be purchased at www.theprodco.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006 (no performance Sundays, April 25th orMay 2nd).
The Chandler Studio Theatre Center
12443 Chandler Blvd.
Valley Village, CA 91607
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