The Physicists

ensemble theatre · last tape productions · Ages 12+ · United States of America

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May 14, 2017

“The Physicists” Gets Much-Needed Revival at Fringe!

Over 50 years later, Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s poignant absurdist comedy is more relevant than ever as this production asks who is truly running the world and what are the costs?

LOS ANGELES – When it premiered in 1962, Die Physiker or more commonly called The Physicists was heralded as a complex tragedy with a dark and twisted sense of humor that, more importantly, shed some light on global issues and the fragile balance between science, politics, ethics, responsibility and what is truly holding our world together.

Looking at the state of the world and the major shifts of the past few months, acclaimed director Ye’ela Rosenfeld believes now more than ever, it’s time to revisit this play and its crucial themes. As such, she is reviving The Physicists for a limited run at the Sacred Fools Theater Main Stage as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival in June.

The Physicists takes place in an insane asylum, where two patients strongly believe that they are the physicists Isaac Newton a


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