The vitality of science was all around them as the trio of leading actors practiced this week for the Buena Vista University theater department winter play, "Copenhagen."
The public will get to see the production Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 2-5, at 8 p.m. in the Estelle Siebens Science Center on the BVU campus.
"Copenhagen" is set during World War II, when German physicist Werner Heisenberg (Adam Thompson) and his Danish counterpart Niels Bohr (Kyle Miller) who together had revolutionized atomic science in the 1920s, find themselves on opposite sides as the war begins.
"Copenhagen" is a complex and intimate interpretation of the relationship between the two great minds as Hiesenberg is instructed by Adolph Hitler to develop atomic weapons for Nazi Germany. Upon receiving this order, he travels to Copenhagen to get advice from his mentor Bohr.
BVU educator and veteran actress Bethany Larson also appears in a major role.
Can they prevent nuclear power from falling into the hands of the military?
The play is directed by Dr. Michael Whitlatch, professor of speech and drama at BVU.
The production is open to the public, but only limited seating is available. Tickets may be purchased at the door at $3 for adults and $2 for students and senior citizens.