Critics Praise for Indra’s Net Theater Production of Michael Frayn’s Tony Award Winner Copenhagen
“An incredibly compelling production… a serious examination of the history of science and the history of the 20th Century. Strong recommendation.” – Barry Willis, Marin Independent-Journal
Berkeley, CA. May 20, 2013. With Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen, the brand-new Indra’s Net Theater Company has launched what it promises to be a thought-provoking series of plays that examine the influences of science on the post-modern world.
Audiences and critics agree that the promise has been fulfilled.with Indra’s Net’s first production. Under the skillful direction of Bruce Coughran and his cast – Michael Cassidy (as Werner Heisenberg), Robert Ernst (as Niels Bohr), and Karol Strempke (as Margrethe Bohr) – Copenhagen is stimulating, sometimes frightening, and ultimately deeply moving.
“Copenhagen isn’t an evening of light theater. It’s a show for people who want intense, focused, weighty character drama… it’s for people who want to be blown away by high-octane acting and a story that deals in nothing less. Michael Kern Cassidy’s steely but fragile Heisenberg serves as lynchpin for this production. [He] looks and speaks like an unlikely alloy of Michael Fassbender and Neil Patrick Harris. His precision delivery makes every little thing he says seem laden with unarticulated hazard.” – Adam Brinklow, EDGE Magazine
“A nearly perfectly written play about intellectual and moral conflict…Coughran’s production is the third version this reviewer has seen of ‘Copenhagen.’ His insightful interpretation— making Heisenberg the central character—differs from the other two, and makes for a dramatically superior interpretation…[‘Copenhagen’] is an inexpensive, enlightening, and enjoyable evening which should not be missed.” – John McMullen, SF Examiner.com.
“Copenhagen…offers an intellectual glimpse into the re-joining of two nuclear physicists separated by the Nazi protocol… it’s a stimulating and well-presented performance done on a Spartan stage.” – Cari Pace-Koch, Marinscope
WHAT: Copenhagen, by Michael Frayn, a production of Indra’s Net Theater
WHERE: The Osher Studio, Berkeley Central, 2055 Center Street, Berkeley, 94704. (One-half block from Downtown Berkeley BART.)
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