the physicists

loeb mainstage, november 12-20, 2004

dürrenmatt’s play about three physicists – newton, einstein and mobius – who live together in an insane asylum where the nurses keep turning up strangled.  first of two productions directed on the loeb mainstage. 



by friedrich dürrenmatt / translated by james kirkup / designed by: melissa goldman (sets), jessica behm, zoe savitsky & ellie mercado (costumes), aoife spillane-hinks (lights), john drake (sound), allison smith (hair & make-up) / with: alan zackheim (mobius), mike hoagland (einstein), josh brener (newton), mary birnbaum (fraulein doktor), erica lipez (nurse monika), peter dodd (inspector voss), carla borras (frau rose), stephen volpe (lucas), jeremy steinemann (herr rose), kim weber (nurse irene) / produced by elena goetz / directed by mike donahue


“director mike donahue’s the physicists is, in a word, flawless... held together by a directorial efficacy that demonstrates talent beyond simple professionalism... far and away the best production i have seen mounted in the Loeb Mainstage in the past four years.”

-patrick d. blanchfield, harvard crimson (full story)