Please note: no outside food/snacks are allowed at the theater. You may purchase concessions at the show.
"No one understands my trip to Copenhagen. Time and time again I’ve explained it. To Bohr himself, and Margrethe. To interrogators and intelligence officers, to journalists and historians. The more I've explained, the deeper the uncertainty has become. Well, I shall be happy to make one more attempt."– Heisenberg in Copenhagen
In 1941, German physicist Werner Heisenberg went to Copenhagen to see his Danish counterpart, Niels Bohr. Together they had revolutionized atomic science in the 1920s, but now they were on opposite sides of a world war. In this incisive yet very human drama, the spirits of Werner Heisenberg, Niels Bohr and Bohr's wife Margrethe, meet after their deaths to attempt to answer the question that Margrethe
poses in the first line of the play, "Why did he [Heisenberg] come to Copenhagen?” Copenhagen is a powerful rumination on why we do what we do as human beings. 2000 Tony Award for Best Play.
Children under the age of 5 are not allowed in the theater.
Part of the Art Events for Copenhagen
Every Saturday Night: Join the cast for a drink on the house at the After Party! Each week is a special event, including a champagne reception on Opening Night, Feb. 11, and a "Cast Party" closing weekend, Mar. 11. Included with ticket price.
February 26: John Lienhard, originator of The Engines of Our Ingenuity and Prof. Emeritus of Engineering and of History at the University of Houston, will give a post-show talk followed by an open discussion with the artists and audience. FREE and open to all. Even if you are not seeing the play on this day, you are welcome to attend.
Copenhagen is sponsored by an anonymous donor.
Join The Copenhagen Colloquium, and show your support for this production.
Margrethe Bohr: $250 Donor Level
2 drink tickets
Recognition in the playbill and on our website
Werner Heisenberg: $500 Donor Level
The above plus: One copy of the script
Niels Bohr: $750 Donor Level
All of the above plus:
A copy of John Lienhard's book Inventing Modern: Growing up with X-Rays, Skyscrapers, and Tailfins
Copenhagen: $1,200 Donor Level
All of the above plus:
2 additional drink tickets
A meal with the cast