Play in two acts
Opening night: February 25, 2003
Running time: 2 h 50 m, with one intermission
Ticket price range: 350—1500 rub.
Michael Frayn is famous in 3 areas: journalism, literature and drama. In Russia he also famous as a great interpreter of Russian classics, first of all Chekhov. Michael Frayn's witty plays with constant success are on at theatres all over the world. In Russia such success accompanied with statement of the play Noises off . The style of Michael Frayn is in the mix of intellectual tension, interest and lambent humor. One of compatriots of the playwright has noticed, that owing to Michael Frayn's plays, the English theatre became more wisely, more fairly, more safely and interesting.The basic event of the play Copenhagen is a private meeting of outstanding physicists Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg, happened at the height of the Second World War and influenced not only on development of a science, but also on arrangement of conflicting political forces of the world.The participants of a meeting even after their physical death try to understand sense of the appointment, which have happened in the past. Frayn has written the drama duel with his special philosophical humour.
Translation from EnglishZoya Anderson
Stage AdaptationAlexander Popov
Stage ManagerLubov Zabolonskaya