Well, it's been a while, but after a rather long hiatus, Ton of Bricks are once more heading for the stage.
From Friday, 24th April - Sunday, 26th April, we'll be performing Michael Frayn's fantastic play Copenhagen at Café & Bar zuhause. After Love Letters in 2011, Sarah and I have joined up with our old partner in crime Tilman Floehr to bring you a new piece of theatre:
In the autumn of 1941, when the Nazis were at the pinnacle of their power in Europe, German physicist Werner Heisenberg paid a visit to his Danish colleague, friend and former mentor Niels Bohr in occupied Copenhagen. Together, both men revolutionised atomic physics in the 1920s, but they now find themselves on opposing sides of the war. This famous meeting is overshadowed by mutual uncertainty and fear of treason. What Heisenberg hoped to accomplish remains unclear to this day – but that night saw the end of their longstanding friendship.
Michael Frayn's award winning play Copenhagen offers intriguing speculation on an event that still fascinates historians: Long after their deaths, the two physicists, together with Bohr's wife Margrethe, meet again to revisit that fateful night. Their attempt to recollect what happened illuminates a friendship both held together and torn apart by science. As the three of them explore the different directions their meeting could have taken, they touch on questions of collective and individual guilt and responsibility, and if “we can ever know why we do what we do”. What they discover is less what really happened, but what could have happened instead - “that final core of uncertainty at the heart of things”.
Sounds good? We think so, too. So be sure to tell your friends and drop by. Tickets will be 5 Euros and can be ordered at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's the dates again:
Friday, 24th April - 7.30 pm
Saturday, 25th April - 7.30 pm
Sunday, 26th April - 5.00 pm
See you there.