Characters: 2 male, 1 female
Winner of 3 Tony Awards, including Best Play - 2000!
In 1941 German physicist Werner Heisenberg went to Copenhagen to see his Danish counterpart, Niels Bohr. Together they had revolutionized atomic science in the 1920s, but now they were on opposite sides of a world war. In this incisive drama by the prominent British playwright which premiered at the Royal National Theatre in London and opened to rave reviews on Broadway, the two men meet in a situation fraught with danger in hopes of discovering why we do what we do.
"The most invigorating and ingenious play of ideas in many a year. An electrifying work of art."-The New York Times
"Superb. Dynamic."-The New Yorker
"Gripping. A brilliant play."-London Guardian
"The word "tremendous' is often used but seldom deserved. In this case it is. Copenhagen is an intellectual and theatrical tour de force."-London Times
About the Author
Michael Frayn is the author of thirteen plays, including the classic comedy Noises Off, and Copenhagen, which was named Play of the Year by the "Evening Standard" and won the Drama Critics Circle award. Frayn has also written seven novels and three screenplays, as well as being a journalist, documentary filmmaker, and translator of Chekhov. Headlong is his first novel to appear in the United States since 1993. He lives in London.