Award-winning "Copenhagen" Staged at GPC

02/02/2011
Contact: Rebeca Rakoczy
Phone: 678-891-2691
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Author: Rebecca Rakoczy   

For Immediate Release

Georgia Perimeter College’s Theatre Arts Guild presents Michael Frayn’s Tony Award-winning play, “Copenhagen,” opening February 10. The two-act historical drama is directed by GPC Fine Arts Department Associate Professor Sally J. Robertson.

In “Copenhagen” Frayn asks, “What are the responsibilities that scientists must consider in the moral and ethical obligations our world faces every day?” An event that has perplexed scientists and historians for decades, at the nucleus of the play is the legendary visit paid in 1941 by German physicist Werner Heisenberg to his mentor and friend, Danish physicist Niels Bohr, and his wife Margrethe, who lived and worked in Copenhagen under Nazi occupation.

Convening after their deaths, in an undisclosed time and location, the Bohrs and Heisenberg “draft” several versions of their 1941 exchange, arguing about the motives and subsequent ramifications of each potential variation of the meeting. Forced to confront the fundamental uncertainty in life and in science, they find themselves revisiting time and again the “same bright things” and the “same dark things” that came to define their lives.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, Feb. 10 to 12 and 17 to 19. Matinees are 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20. The play will be performed in the round at the GPC Cole Auditorium, which is located in the Fine Arts Building at 555 N. Indian Creek Drive in Clarkston.

Community theater cast members include Daniel Glenn as Werner Heisenberg and Brooke Reinhart as Margrethe Bohr. GPC student and theatre major Nathan Hesse portrays Niels Bohr.

Seating is limited. Reservations are strongly suggested. There will be no late seating. The production may be inappropriate for ages 15 and younger. Neither infants nor toddlers will be admitted.

Tickets are $15; one free with a GPC-ID; discounts are available for seniors, children, and non-GPC students. Call 678-891-3572 for reservations or to purchase full-price tickets only at http://gpc.tix.com.
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