The Physicists

by Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Poster of The Physicists

The Physicists is a satire/drama written in 1961 by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, a Swiss playwright and novelist. Drawing on post-WWII hysteria and the new worldwide fear of nuclear war, the play is set in an insane asylum inhabited by three world-famous physicists. At least, that’s what they THINK they are… As issues of insanity and identity get wound up with questions about the scientist’s responsibility to the world, we are swept along on a tale of murder, romance and suspense. Nurses, patients, and of course Herr Inspector contribute to a hilarious and gripping tale. (There’s also the surprise appearance of an ancient Biblical character!)

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Performance Dates & Times

March 22, 2012 - 8:00pm

March 23, 2012 - 7:00pm

March 23, 2012 - 9:30pm


Saybrook Underbrook

Venue Accessibility: 
Lobby is accessible via elevator near the Head of College's office inside entryway I. Balcony level seating is accessible via lobby entrance. Stage level seating requires the use of stairs.


Monika Stettler
Marta Boll
Inspector Richard Voss
Frau Rose
Doktor von Zahnd
Oskar Rose

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