Downtown Springfield Association
Oppenheimer | Midwest Premiere — at Springfield Contemporary Theatre

Oppenheimer | Midwest Premiere — at Springfield Contemporary Theatre

February, 23 2020 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

302 E. Pershing St. Springfield, MO 65806

$27 adults, $24 students/seniors, $10 Student Rush

By Tom Morton-Smith
Directed by Robert Bradley
Music Directed by Kris Langston, Movement Coordination by Ruth Barnes, Scenic Design by Rick Dines, Costume & Lighting Design by Lou Schaeffer, Sound & Projection Design by Levi Manners, Props by Dennis Stewart

Featuring Jane Bogue, Rich Bogue, Jake Cannon, Annie Crumbaugh, Eli Cunningham, Todd Daniel, Alex Diehl, Shane Everett, Erin Hill, Kevin Kelly, Kris Langston, Pete Nielsen, Kaleb Norman, Caleb Quinn, Tucker Rullman, Nate Schaefer, Josh Vermont, Jonna Volz and Sierra Wilson

Thurs, Fri & Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2:00pm

As fascism spreads across Europe, two German chemists discover the processes of atomic fission and in Berkeley, California, theoretical physicists recognize the horrendous potential of this new science: a weapon that draws its power from the very building blocks of the universe. J. Robert Oppenheimer races to win the “battle of the laboratories” and create a weapon so devastating that, with the detonation of a single device, it would bring about an end not just to the Second World War but to all war. As the political situation darkens, Oppenheimer takes us into the heart of the Manhattan Project and explores the tension between the scientific advances that will shape our understanding of the fabric of the universe, and the justification of their use during wartime, revealing the personal cost of making history. A Midwest premiere. Contains some adult language.