by Michael Frayn (Soulpepper Theatre). In 1941, two scientists meet in occupied Denmark for a conversation that will change history. Previews from Apr 6, opens Apr 12 and runs to May 4, see website for schedule. $35 & up.
Frayns play finds physicists Werner Heisenberg and Niels Bohr, along with Bohrs spouse Margrethe Nrlund, convening in some sparsely furnished afterlife to scrutinize Heisenbergs visit to the Bohrs home in 1941, when both the Axis and Allied powers were secretly racing to develop the atomic bomb. Alternating between re-enactment, narration and commentary, the three characters discuss physics, ethics, patriotism, friendship, ambition and loss. Copenhagen is charged with fascinating ideas, but they arent expressed in a particularly theatrical or energized way. The afterlife, it turns out, is talky, so much so that even a spell of silence has to be announced and unpacked.
NNN (Jose Teodoro)
Location - Young Centre for the Performing Arts