Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen in DUBLIN

Michael Frayn's Copenhagen, performed in Dublin at the Sean O'Casey Theatre, 20/21 MAR 2015, 8PM

Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen, performed in Dublin at the Sean O’Casey Theatre, 20/21 MAR 2015, 8PM

The Provisional Players are going to Dublin again, and again to the Sean O’Casey Theatre – a great location and lovely hosts.

WHEN: 20th and 21st of March 2015, 8pm

WHERE: Sean O’Casey Theatre, St Mary’s Rd, East Wall, Dublin

About the play:

September 1941. Copenhagen.

In the midst of the Second World War, German physicist Werner Heisenberg visits his old
friend and mentor Niels Bohr in Nazi-occupied Denmark.

Why did he come? Did he try to convey information about a German nuclear program
to the most well-connected scientist in occupied Europe? Or did he try to spy on an Allied
program? Or did he come for an altogether different reason? It’s only clear that after this
visit a life-long friendship was broken beyond repair, and Heisenberg and Bohr tried to
figure out for the rest of their lives how things could have gone so wrong.

In Michael Frayn’s acclaimed play “Copenhagen” they get another chance – this time from
beyond the grave – to understand what happened. Joined by Margrethe Bohr they grapple
with the thing most difficult to understand of all – man himself.

 

 

16-20.02.2015: The Man Who Was Thursday – A Nightmare

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Featuring life music by “Call me Heike“!

Experience G. K Chesterton’s  masterpieceThe Man Who Was Thursday” in a brand new stage adaptation!

Follow Syme into the nightmare where the Central Anarchist Council tries to overthrow the governments of Europe, and only Syme can stop this conspiracy. See Syme on the run from the anarchists’ hordes, fighting tooth and nail to survive and uncover the secret identities of the Council of Days.Who is friend, who is foe?
Should Anarchists really have a Central Council?
And who is the mysterious Sunday?Part metaphysical thriller, part Kafkaesque comedy, “The Man Who Was Thursday” explores a world where nothing is what it seems to be, and a nightmare is something you might never wake up from.

Performances: 16. – 20. February 2015, 8pm
in the Brechtbau Theatre (Wilhelmstr. 50, Tuebingen).
Get your tickets for 5 EUR at the door or or (please!) make a reservation
at  provisionalplayers@gmail.com

 

Upcoming shows in winter

The Provisional Players are taking a break over the summer but for next semester a number of shows are already being planned*:

The Woman in Black (December 2014)

Doubt by John Patrick Shanley (January 2015)

The Man Who Was Thursday, based on the novel by G.K. Chesterton (January 2015)

*=at this early stage the plans may of course still be subject to change

16-18 June: Alice in Businessland

posterweb_ss14 Shows from 16-18 June, 8 pm

Alice, a young college graduate is looking for a job. Just as she thinks she has finally landed the perfect job this is when her troubles actually begin. For Alice has been hired as a trainee at Hearts Tarts, a food company headed by a despotic CEO and run by employees who are – to say the least – a bit unusual. A hectic HR manager who doesn’t have time to look after new employees, a paranoid security officer, a singing accountant and the quarrelsome twins working in Marketing… And who’s this mysterious smiling person who tends to shows up at unexpected moments? It’s all very confusing for a young trainee who isn’t used to the very special corporate culture at Hearts Tarts. As Alice tries to navigate the corporate chaos, more and more responsibility is put on her shoulders. Will she be able to stay sane or will she succumb to the madness of businessland?

When and where: 16-18 June, 8 pm, Brechtbautheatre Tübingen, Wilhelmstr. 50, 72074 Tübingen

Tickets: 3 €, contact@provisional-players.de or buy at the door

Michael Frayn’s COPENHAGEN coming to the Brechtbau, 10. – 14. February 2014

Copenhagen

September 1941. Copenhagen.

In the midst of the Second World War, German physicist Werner Heisenberg visits his old
friend and mentor Niels Bohr in Nazi-occupied Denmark.

Why did he come? Did he try to convey information about a German nuclear program
to the most well-connected scientist in occupied Europe? Or did he try to spy on an Allied
program? Or did he come for an altogether different reason? It’s only clear that after this
visit a life-long friendship was broken beyond repair, and Heisenberg and Bohr tried to
figure out for the rest of their lives how things could have gone so wrong.

In Michael Frayn’s acclaimed play “Copenhagen” they get another chance – this time from
beyond the grave – to understand what happened. Joined by Margrethe Bohr they grapple
with the thing most difficult to understand of all – man himself.

Coming soon: An Actor’s Titanic and other Nightmares (by Christopher Durang)

The Provisional Players present, as a special Christmas treat, an evening of fast-paced, outrageous and sometimes absurd comedy pieces by this year’s Tony award winner for best play – Christopher Durang.

Have a Business Lunch in the Russian Tea Room, fight bureaucracy personified by the DMV Tyrant, and find out whether to keen in a Funeral Parlor. And if it really sounds like Eeeeeeck! Awoooooga!

Join the Tamurai familiy with its dark secrets about incest, infidelity, mirrors, a surprising amount of white bread and hamsters in unexpected places. All on a Titanic that obstinately refuses to sink. Have a quick rest with Naomi in the living room, before accompanying George into every Actor’s Nightmare – being in a play you don’t remember rehearsing, that keeps changing all the time, and that makes you wonder if you are an actor after all …

Come and join the show in the week before Christmas: 16th – 20th of December 2013, 8pm, in the Brechtbau Theatre.

 

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Coming soon: Around the World in 80 Days

The Provisional Players present the spectacle of our generation!

Around the World in 80 Days

Around the World in 80 Days

Follow Phileas Fogg on his race around the world, through exotic locations, across  oceans and deserts,  attacked by Indians, hounded by detectives for robbing the Bank of England, rescuing maidens from horrible fates and preventing a nosy journalist from discovering his most valued secret,  while the clock keeps ticking and obstacles pile upon obstacles.

Get the whole story – does it really make sense to travel around the world in a balloon, at  which point did Phileas Fogg decide to go to the moon, and what is Captain Nemo doing in all of this?

This and a lot more in the Provisonal Players’ take on Jules Verne’s beloved classics  (yes, plural!), only in the Brechtbau Theatre.

Where: Brechtbau Theatre, Wilhelmstrasse 50, Tuebingen
When: Mon – Fri, 8-12/07/2013, 8pm

Tickets: 5 Euros at the door or at provisionalplayers@googlemail.com