Copenhagen, a Tony Award winner for Best Play, explores an explosive confrontation between science and politics. Inspired by actual events that have intrigued and baffled historians for more than 50 years, Copenhagen revolves around a 1941 meeting between two brilliant physicists, Niels Bohr of Denmark and Germany’s Werner Heisenberg. The two men were long-time friends whose work together opened the way to the atomic bomb, but who were now on opposite sides of World War II. This pivotal meeting was a defining moment of the nuclear age, yet its true nature remains a mystery. Why did Heisenberg go to Copenhagen? What was he hoping to accomplish? And did he get what he wanted? The search for an unknowable truth forms the core of Copenhagen.
Copenhagen’s mysteries are unraveled by three of Austin’s finest actors. Ev Lunning, Jr. stars as Niels Bohr, Babs George as his wife Margarethe, and David Stahl as Werner Heisenberg. Copenhagen will be directed by Don Toner.