The Physicists

With the advancement of new and profound theories in science, what does one do with the information discovered? In The Physicists, Science, and Humanity must co-exist while three scientists attempt to navigate each other’s secrets. Set in an asylum, Durrenmat’s dark comedy explores insanity, science, and what we owe to knowledge.
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WRITTEN BY
Friedrich Durrenmatt

DIRECTED BY
Ensemble Member Guy Van Swearingen

PERFORMANCE RUN
November 21 – December 29, 1996

SEASON
Season 4

With the advancement of new and profound theories in science, what does one do with the information discovered? In The Physicists, Science, and Humanity must co-exist while three scientists attempt to navigate each other’s secrets. Set in an asylum, Durrenmat’s dark comedy explores insanity, science, and what we owe to knowledge.

CAST
Nurse Irene Straub | Adira Dawn
Inspector Richard Voss | Keith Kupferer
Marta Boll | Mary Beth Burns
Blocher/ Murillo | John Gray
Guhl/ Ewe Seviers | Richard Atwater
Police Doctor | Richard Cotovsky
Herbert Georg Beutler (Newton) | Lawrence Grimm
Faulein Doktor Mathilde Van Zahnd | Marilyn Dodds Frank
Ernst Heinrich Ernesti (Einstein) | Steve Juergens
Frau Lina Rose | Marzena Szajer-Bukowska
Herr Oskar Rose/ MacArthur | Tom Fiscella
Adolf-Friedrich Mobius | Benjamin Silverstein
Wilfried-Kaspar Mobius | David Carlson
Jorg Lukas Mobius | Daniel Spivack
Johann Wilhelm Mobius | Troy West
Monika Stettler | Lara Phillips

CREATIVE TEAM
Scenic Design | Stephanie Nelson
Costume Design | William T. Buster
Lighting Design | Robert G. Smith
Sound Design | Joseph Fosco
Properties Design | Cathy Gross
Stage Manager | Wesley Walker
Assistant Director | Jody Van Swearingen
Assistant Costume Design | Teri Viriglio
Set Construction | Carol Carstens-Markov, Scott Kesser, Steve and Drea Lambert, Stephanie Nelson, Richard Ragsdale, Michael Shannon, Graham Van Swearingen, Wesley Walker
Publicity | Stephen Neale, Christina Unfred
Clean Up | Carol Carstens-Markov, John Feigle, Steve and Drea Lambert, Angela Lustig, Rachel Warren, Becky Weiss