The Physicists

Friedrich Dürrenmatt
LA Theatre Works
Directed by Brendon Fox
In Friedrich Dürrenmatt's play, Johann Mobius, the world’s greatest physicist, is locked away in a madhouse along with two other scientists. Why? Because he is haunted by recurring visions of King Solomon, and the other two are convinced they are Einstein and Newton. But are these three actually mad? Or are they playing a murderous game with the world at stake? This darkly comic satire probes the cost of sanity among men of science and whether it is the mad who are the truly sane.

Contains: Offensive Language

Production duration: 1 hr 41 min
LA Theatre Works

Cast & creative team


  • Fraulein Doktor
    Anne Gee Byrd
  • Guhl
    Matthew Patrick Davis
  • Jorg-Lukas
    Matthew Patrick Davis
  • Murrillo
    Matthew Patrick Davis
  • Newton
    John de Lancie
  • Adolf-Friedrich
    Matt Gaydos
  • Blocher
    Matt Gaydos
  • McArthur
    Matt Gaydos
  • Einstein
    Harry Groener
  • Police Doctor
    Christopher Guilmet
  • Sievers
    Christopher Guilmet
  • Wilfried-Kaspar
    Christopher Guilmet
  • Frau Rose
    Melinda Page Hamilton
  • Herr Rose
    Gregory Itzin
  • Inspector
    Gregory Itzin
  • Sister Boll
    Roma Maffia
  • Monika
    Missy Yager
  • Möbius
    Bruce Davison


  • Brendon Fox