The Physicists

Play - Original

Martin Beck Theatre

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  • First Preview: October 7, 1964
  • Opening Date: October 13, 1964
  • Closing Date: November 28, 1964
  • Previews: 6
  • Performances: 55

Playwright: Friedrich Duerrenmatt


Three well-known scientists pretend to be patients in an asylum for various reasons and are ultimately unable to leave when the doctor takes over.


Opening Night Cast

Hume Cronyn Herbert George Beutler (Newton)
Robert Shaw Johann Wilhelm Mobius
Jessica Tandy in The Physicists Jessica Tandy Fraulein Doktor Mathilde von Zahnd
George Voskovec Ernst Heinrich Ernesti (Einstein)
Roberts Blossom Police Inspector Richard Voss
Frances Heflin Frau Lina Rose
Elizabeth Hubbard Monika Stettler
Doris Rich Marta Boll
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Friedrich Duerrenmatt Writer
  Peter Brook Director
  John Bury Scenic Design
  John Bury Costume Design
  John Bury Lighting Design
  Sound Associates, Inc. Sound Design
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Clarence Derwent Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1965 Most Promising Female Performer Elizabeth Hubbard Winner
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