The Physicists

by Friedrich Dürrenmatt

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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March 22 at 8:00pm
March 23 at 7:00pm
March 23 at 9:30pm
@ Saybrook Underbrook
Show no longer running
Patrons should arrive at the theater 15 minutes before the performance to claim their reservation. At the scheduled performance time, patrons will be let in off of the waitlist based on when they signed up on the YDC website. Patrons with reservations arriving after this time will be treated as if they are at the top of the waitlist. Please see the full policy here.
Doktor von ZahndHarriet Weaver
Oskar RoseAlex Steiner
NewtonAlec Joyner
EinsteinMax Ramage
Frau RoseAntonia Czinger
Inspector Richard VossPatrick Cage
Jörg-LukasBen Green
Marta BollRebecca Miller
MöbiusSesenu Woldemariam
Monika StettlerMiranda Rizzolo
Production Staff
DirectorElias Kleinbock
ProducerSophia Nguyen
Stage ManagerIlana Scandariato
Lighting DesignerJosh Stein
Sound DesignerHillary Luong
Set DesignerLevi DeLuke
Costume DesignerMonica Hannush
Graphic DesignerSeth Thompson
Props MasterRebecca Miller
Fight ChoreographerPeregrine Heard
Assistant Costume DesignerMarisa Kaugars