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International Theatre Program: In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer

Heinar Kipphardt’s celebrated drama, drawn from the actual transcripts of the infamous Oppenheimer security hearings, is a timely and provocative exploration of the individual’s conscience and the power of the state.  How should an individual’s morality respond to the power of national security institutions, as well as to the repercussions of a creative mind’s ideas and discoveries?  In the Atomic Energy Commission’s hearings against the “father” of the atomic bomb, J. Robert Oppenheimer, a mirror is held up to our collective conscience in ways that seem hauntingly relevant in our current political dystopia.  (Translated by Ruth Speirs)

Directed & Set Design by Nigel Maister

Costume Design by Tilly Grimes

Lighting Design by Solomon Weisbard

Sound Design and Original Music by Obadiah Eaves

Video Designer, Joshua Thorson

Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Todd Theater
Todd Union Rochester, NY 14611

Event Type

Arts and Entertainment, Theater/Film


General Public


Meliora Weekend


Tickets are $15 for the general public. $12 for seniors (65+); also for University of Rochester staff, faculty, and alumni; $8 for students.

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