The Physicists (by Friedrich Dürrenmatt) is presented by L.A. Theatre Works. This standalone audiobook app combines a professional audio recording with supplemental features for download-once, grab-and-go anywhere enjoyment.
Johann Mobius, the world’s greatest physicist, is locked away in a madhouse along with two other scientists. Why? Because he is haunted by recurring visions of King Solomon, and the other two are convinced they are Einstein and Newton. But are these three actually mad? Or are they playing a murdererous game with the world at stake? This darkly comic satire probes the cost of sanity among men of science and whether it is the mad who are the truly sane.
Includes an interview with Richard Rhodes, America’s preeminent historian of the nuclear age. He is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Making of the Atomic Bomb, and its companion book, Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb. In addition to editing or authoring more than twenty other books, Rhodes has been a visiting scholar at Harvard and MIT, and has testified before the U.S. Senate on nuclear energy.
An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Anne Gee Byrd, Matthew Patrick Davis, Bruce Davison, John de Lancie, Matt Gaydos, Harry Groener, Christopher Guilmet, Melinda Page Hamilton, Gregory Itzin, Roma Maffia and Missy Yager.
This play is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world.
DURATION: About a 1.75 hour performance.