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Friedrich Dürrenmatt's

The Physicists

May 12th - September 20thTom Patterson TheatreTicket Info
Generally Positive Reviews based on 8 Critics
8 Reviews

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Broadway World - Lauren Gienow

Delightfully Disturbing

“If you happen to be coming to Stratford Festival looking for a show that makes you laugh, think, and question whether the human race is doomed, all in equal measure…then look no further than director Miles Potter’s disturbingly delightful production of The Physicists.”

Read Full Review05/31/2015

The National Post - Robert Cushman

Geraint Wyn Davies' finest performance

A terrific thriller, with its suspense, along with its wit…Geraint Wyn Davies, in what may be his finest performance, plays him as gentle, honest, with an iron will and capable of great suffering.”

Read Full Review05/30/2015 - Christina Strynatka

Tailored for Seanna McKenna

“In what seems almost like a role tailor made for her, McKenna slides into her character with such ease, it’s almost as natural a fit as Will Ferrell in “Elf”. Her Fraülein Doktor needs equal parts zaniness, complicity, intelligence and a well-groomed lineage (she is “the omega and the alpha” in a long line of insane ancestors and their progenitors)”

Read Full Review05/28/2015

James Wegg Review - James Wegg

Darkly comic satire

“For me, there was too much of a Keystone Cops (led by Randy Hughson as the libation-craving Inspector Voss) tone during the investigation of the brutal murders of two nurses…Call me old-fashioned, but violent death never tickles my funny bone.”

Read Full Review05/28/2015

The Record - Robert Reid

A comic conundrum, inside a moral...

“A wonderfully strange intellectual charade, inside a comic conundrum, inside a moral quandary. But what do you expect from a satire inspired by a world where sane people kill more often than insane people, where duty usurps conscience, where freedom resembles tyranny, where knowledge is mistaken for wisdom and where love means death?”

Read Full Review05/28/2015

The Toronto Star - Richard Ouzounian

Marvellous McKenna

“Seana McKenna’s deadly but delicious performance, seems to have leaked from the pen of Charles Addams…She clears the decks with a scary dystopian vision, leaving our three lost scientists to bring down the curtain on an elegiac trio.”

Read Full Review05/28/2015

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