The Court Theatre will sponsor a free Symposium for the Chicago premiere of Michael Frayn’s COPENHAGEN, Saturday, Feb. 16, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E. 58th St., on the University of Chicago campus.

Manhattan Project participants, experts and scientists will be on hand to explore the ethical debates that are questioned and argued in Frayn’s Tony Award-winning play COPENHAGEN.


Doug Duncan is an Associate Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago. He is a regular contributor on WBEZ’s “Odyssey,” as the “Tame Science Guy” and puts science into layman’s terms.


Kelly AuCoin is an actor and understudy for the role of Werner Heisenberg in the National Tour of Copenhagen.

Peter Freund is in theDepartment of Physics and the Enrico Fermi Institute at the University of Chicago and met Werner Heisenberg on several occasions. He was a graduate student when Bohr came to the University of Chicago and has a collection of stories about his interaction with Bohr.

Joseph Masco is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and of the Social Sciences, University of Chicago. He has a special interest in the impact of the bomb on American culture.

Albert Wattenberg is Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He worked on the Manhattan Project and will provide background information on the American initiative to develop nuclear weapons. Al Wattenberg met both Heisenberg and Bohr.

Call the Court Box Office at (773) 753-4472 to make a free reservation.