Cesear's Forum
Professional Theatre

By: Michael Frayn

Show Description:
Based on a true 1941 meeting in occupied Denmark, Cesear’s Forum is offering Michael Frayn’s drama COPENHAGEN, in a limited six-week September/October engagement, at Kennedy’s Down Under, Playhouse Square, Cleveland, Ohio. The play, set in the present but rooted in the past, concerns three historical characters, and their correlation to subsequent nuclear threat, policy, power and human motivation. Presented in London in 1998 at the National Theatre, it opened on Broadway in 2000 and won the Tony Award for Best Play. Adapted as a film in 2002, it was produced by the BBC and presented on PBS in the United States. The minimalist stage play is both haunting and ruminative in tone. Physicists Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg, alongside Niels wife Margrethe, cannot agree on certain facts of the purported meeting. Within a stark fictional present, the audience becomes aware that each character, “inside their heads” is permitted to shift subsequent speculation, memory and points of view. Concepts of physics; “how did I get here?” and politics; “am I right? am I wrong?” resonates with Frayn’s accessible language and use of images.

Staff and Cast:

Director: Greg Cesear

Dana Hart, Brian Bowers and Mary Alice Beck
Ticket Information
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September 20 - October 26


8pm Fridays
8pm Saturdays
3pm Sundays (10/6 and 10/13 ONLY)

Runtime: 90 minutes

$18 General Admission

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Kennedy's Theatre at Playhouse Square
1501 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115 

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