Dr. Robin Schraft
Chair and Professor, Director of Theatre
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Dec. 14, 2007 — Drury’s November production of Copenhagen was selected for performance at the Region V: Kennedy Center-American College Theatre Festival in January 2008. The entire production, including setting, will be performed on Jan. 24-25 in Omaha, Neb.
Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen imagines nuclear physicists Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg’s fateful meeting in Copenhagen during the height of World War II. As they unravel the mystery we are led on an exploration in which life mirrors scientific theory.
The production was directed by Dr. Rob Schraft and featured students BJ Hursh, Jim Anderson and Amy Maas. Copenhagen was selected from dozens of university productions from Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The top productions at each of the regional festivals will be staged at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
In addition to this performance, six Drury students, Amy Maas, Jim Anderson, B.J. Hursh, Ann Ashby, Josh Woodard and Mallorie Rodak, will be competing for the Irene Ryan Theatre Scholarship at the Region V Festival.
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