Michael Frayn's international hit Copenhagen, originally produced in London by the National Theatre, and expected to arrive on Broadway in the spring 2000, will enjoy its Italian premiere Nov. 9 at the 200-seat Teatro San Giorgio in Udine, Northern Italy. The show will enjoy a limited two-week run in Udine thru Nov. 20 and will then tour in the major Italian theatres in the 2000 2001 season.
Umberto Orsini, one of the most popular and acclaimed Italian stage actors, will play the role of Niels Bohr, with Massimo Popolizio playing the role of Werner Heisenberg. Another Italian stage star, Giuliana Lojodice, will play the role of Bohr's wife. The show will be directed by Mauro Avogadro and will be produced by Udine's Centro Servizi e Spettacoli.
The play follows German physicist Werner Heisenberg, who, in 1941, met in Copenhagen with his Danish counterpart, Niels Bohr. They were old friends, and their work together had opened the way into the atom, but now they were on opposite sides of a world war, and the meeting would end in disaster. Scientists and historians have argued ever since about why Heisenberg went and what the two men said to each other. Copenhagen retraces their journey through the mysteries of the world around us -- and on into the even stranger mysteries of the world within.
Michael Frayn enjoyed an enormous success in Italy with his award-winning play Noises Off, which toured extensively for fourteen consecutive seasons * an unparalleled record - in a production directed by Attilio Corsini.
For further information on the Italian production of Copenhagen contact Centro Servizi e Spettacoli at 011-39-0432-248422.