The Randolph-Macon College Drama Department will
present The Physicists November 14-17, 2012 in Cobb Theatre,
in the R-MC Center for the Performing Arts. All shows begin at 8:00 p.m.
As with other works by the provocative Swiss playwright Friedrich Durrenmatt, this
play teeters between theatre of the absurd and grotesque satire, between drama and
philosophical introspection about the nature of knowledge and the responsibility
of scientists to protect us from the implications of what they discover in the course
of their research.
The setting is a sanatorium somewhere in Europe, and the three chief residents of
the asylum are literally mad scientists. The hospital is staffed by comely nurses
who share the unfortunate fate of being murdered on a regular basis by the very
scientists they care for.
The play is directed by drama and
arts management major Elizabeth Jean ’13 as her senior
project in drama, and the set for the Drama Department’s first production completely
in the round was designed by Tonia Leigh Bartlett ’14, an
art history and English major. The show
is under the technical direction of Professor of Arts and Scenography and Production
To make reservations, call the Box Office at (804) 752-7316. Tickets
are $5.00 each and free for R-MC faculty, staff and students.
Note: The R-MC Drama Department will present A Christmas Carol December
7-13, 2012. The Box Office will begin taking phone reservations for A Christmas
Carol beginning November 26.