The Physicists

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Narrated By: Various Performers

Publisher: LA Theatre Works

Date: August 2010

Duration: 1 hours 43 minutes


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 murdererous 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.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Anne Gee Byrd, Matthew Patrick Davis, Bruce Davison, John de Lancie, Matt Gaydos, Harry Groener, Christopher Guilmet, Melinda Page Hamilton, Gregory Itzin, Roma Maffia and Missy Yager.

Includes a conversation with Richard Rhodes, America's preeminent historian of the nuclear age. He’s the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book “The Making of the Atomic Bomb,” and its companion book, “Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb.”

The Physicists is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world.



by Friedrich Dürrenmatt

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Physicists, Friedrich Dürrenmatt