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"Copenhagen", Michael Frayn's Award-Winning Drama, Opens December 18th

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"Copenhagen", Michael Frayn's Award-Winning Drama, Opens December 18th

Nov 12 2009
Palm Beach Dramaworks

West Palm Beach's only resident professional theatre, Palm Beach Dramaworks, continues its 10th Anniversary season with Copenhagen, the Tony Award winning play by Michael Frayn on Friday, December 18th (8PM) at their intimate downtown theatre (322 Banyan Boulevard). Specially priced preview performances are slated for December 16th & 17th (8PM) and the production will play through January 31st. Based on an historical event that occurred in 1941 in Copenhagen, Michael Frayn's drama Copenhagen keenly explores moral responsibility and patriotism when two fellow physicists, Werner Heisenberg and Niels Bohr, who once worked in collaboration, are now placed on opposite sides of World War II. Like much of Frayn's work, Copenhagen ripples with irony and intelligence and questions how one can stay true to science, family and friends, one's country and one's God when at the forefront of discovery. Resident director J. Barry Lewis will direct the production featuring Colin McPhillamy, Christopher Oden and Elizabeth Dimon. The play will feature scenery designed by Michael Amico, costumes designed by Brian O'Keefe, lights designed by Todd Wren and sound designed by Steven Shapiro. Copenhagen had its world premiere in London in 1998 before opening on Broadway in 2000 - winning three Tony Awards, including Best Play. Michael Frayn is an English playwright and novelist. He began as a reporter for The Guardian and The Observer after graduating college in 1957. His first novel, The Tin Men, was published in 1965 winning him his first of many accolades. His other award winning novels include Headlong, The Russian Interpreter and Spies. Considered to be Britain's finest translator of Anton Chekhov, he adapted four major plays along with several smaller plays for an evening called The Sneeze in London in 1988. Theatrically, Frayn is the playwright for such well received plays including Noises Off, Benefactors, Wild Honey and Democracy. The Palm Beach Dramaworks 10th Anniversary season will continue with a distinguished roster of plays including David Mamet's American Buffalo (February 19th - April 4th) and the Pulitzer Prize winning Three Tall Women by Edward Albee (April 23rd - June 13th).