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In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer

October 12, 2017
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Repeats: Daily until Oct, 14 2017

In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Heinar Kipphardt (translated by Ruth Speirs)

Blurb:  Kipphardt’s celebrated drama, drawn from the actual transcripts of the infamous Oppenheimer security hearings, is a timely and provocative exploration of the individual’s conscience and the power of the state.  How should an individual’s morality respond to the power of national security institutions, as well as to the repercussions of a creative mind’s ideas and discoveries?  In the Atomic Energy Commission’s hearings against the “father” of the atomic bomb, J. Robert Oppenheimer, a mirror is held up to our collective conscience in ways that seem hauntingly relevant in our current political dystopia.

Thurs., October 12 – Sat., October 14 and Wed., October 18 – Sat. October 21 @ 7pm    

Matinées: Sat. & Sun., October 14 & 15 @ 2pm                           


Directed & Set Design by Nigel Maister

Costume Design by Tilly Grimes

Lighting Design by Solomon Weisbard

Sound Design and Original Music by Obadiah Eaves

General Info:

All performances take place in Todd Theatre (in Todd Union) on the University of Rochester’s River Campus

Please Note: This season’s curtain times are 7pm (evenings) and 2pm (matinees)

Ticket prices are $15 for the General Public and $12 for Seniors (65+); also $12 for UR staff, faculty, alumni

            and $8 for UR students


For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit our website:

Box Office telephone: (585) 275-4088

Category: Theater