Opera
Ballet & Dance
Drama

COPENHAGEN
2006/2007 SEASON PLAY

COPENHAGEN

THE PIT


STAFF
Written by : Michael Frayn
Translated by : Hirakawa Daisaku
Directed by : Uyama Hitoshi
     
Set Designer : Shima Jiro
Lighting Designer : Hattori Motoi
Sound Designer : Takahashi Iwao
Costume Designer : Ogata Kikuko
Hairstyling & Make-up : Sato Yuko
Assistant Director : Nakano Shiro
Stage Manager : Fujisaki Yu
     
Artistic Director : Kuriyama Tamiya
Produced by : New National Theatre, Tokyo

CAST
Murai Kunio, Arai Jun, Imai Tomohiko

PERFORMANCES
March
2007
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Doors will open 30minutes before the opening of the performance.

ADVANCE TICKETS
  Available from Sunday 14 January, 2007 at 10:00am.
To order tickets, please call +81-3-5352-9999 (10:00am-6:00pm).
Internet ticket reservation available through the following Websites.(Japanese only)
http://pia.jp/t
http://eplus.jp/

TICKET PRICES (with tax)
Seat A B
Price(yen) 5,250 3,150
*Seat Z(1,500): Sold at the NNTT Box Office and some Ticket Pia outlets on the performance date. One ticket per person. No phone reservations.
*Same day student tickets (50% off, except Seat Z): Sold at the NNTT Box Office and some Ticket Pia outlets on the performance date. One ticket per person. No phone reservations. Students must bring a valid student ID.

The return of Copenhagen, whose production by the New National Theatre, Tokyo in 2001 was the theatrical sensation of that year, winning the Yomiuri Theater Awards for Best Play, Best Director, and Best Male Actor and the Kinokuniya Theatre Awards for Best Theater Company and Best Actor. Premiered in London in 1998, this work by British playwright Michael Frayn is based on a mysterious conversation that took place during World War II between the Nobel Prize-winning physicists Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg. While based in the historical realities of the race to develop the atomic bomb, it employs a sophisticated dramatic structure and bold imagination to probe the psychological depths of the two protagonists, making for a thrilling and intellectually exciting evening of theatre. This production welcomes Murai Kunio in the role of Bohr, who along with the rest of the highly professional cast and crew, should mount a production even more exciting than the first.

 

<Synopsis>
In Copenhagen, 1941, amidst the Nazi terror that had seized all Europeans... What is the truth of conversations between Bohr, Heisenberg, and Margrethe under such harsh conditions that a concealed microphone has been installed? Now that these three are dead, they attempt to reproduce that day of mystery. Involvement in the production of an atomic bomb, loyalty to the home country, humanism, the egotism and pride of physicists... the play cuts to the depths of their minds, and brings back their memories. However, like the Principle of Complementarity and the Principle of Uncertainty in physics, the more they talk, the more ambiguous their memories become. And then, they approach the core of mystery but ...



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