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The Physicists, Dürrenmatt,  Conelly Theater NYC 2014, Fotos: Joan Marcus

The Physicists

by Friedrich Dürrenmatt 1961


January 2014 Off-Off Broadway/ stormproof production



In the well-funded Swiss asylum of Les Cerisiers, nurses have recently been meeting violent deaths. The assailants are two lunatics who call themselves Newton and Einstein and their fellow inmate, physicist Johann Möbius, knows more than he is willing to share. Written in the early 1960s at the height of the Cold War, this satiric comedy offers a sly and unnervingly relevant take on the misuse of power and knowledge.




Lia Bonfilio

Miranda Kahn

Ben Compton

Toby Knops

Dianne Diep

Brian Keith MacDonald*

Matthew Dunivan

Jon L. Peacock

Tim Elliott

Alexander Reed

Chris Holland

Aubrey Lace Taylor

Cameron Jefts

Vanessa Winkle


Production Team:


Producer Mia Shen

Dramaturg Ashley Minihan

Choreography Lia Bonfilio

Scenic & Prop Design Evelien Stichelmeyer

Lighting Design Daisy Long

Costume Design Brooke Cohen

Sound Design Manuel Mitterhuber

Video Design Florian Hackl

Sound Engineer Grant Jefferson

Vocal Arranger Regina Mallinger

Production Stage Manager Jenny Ainsworth

Assistant Stage Manager Kate Dial & Alayna Graziani

Company Manager Polina Bogacheva


*Appearing Courtesy of Actors' Equity Association



Poster photo by Peter Philipp