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The Physicists

August 7 - August 18 | Center Stage
2007 Season

Author: Durrenmatt , Friedrich
Director: O'Rourke, Kevin

In association with the Williams College Summer Theatre Lab. Three inmates at the Cherry Trees Sanatorium believe themselves to be world famous physicists: Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, and Johann Mobius. But are they indeed insane? And what are their actual identities: madmen, murderers or scientists? Durrenmatt’s 1962 comedy is a provocative examination of the impact of nuclear science on global power and the moral tolls of sanity.


Meggie Nidever

Police Doctor/Mrs. Rose

Kaveh Landsverk


John Feltch

Police Inspector Richard Fox

Roger Rees

Herbert George Butler (Newton)

Brenda Wehle

Doctor Mathilda von Zahnd

Mark Blum

Ernest Henry Ernesti (Einstein)

Cary Donaldson

Deacon Rose/Louis Sievers (Chief Attendant)

Rob Campbell

Jonathan William Mobius

Lydia Barnett-Mulligan

Monica Stettler


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