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The Physicists

directed by Lori Petermann

@ Mandell Weiss Theatre
UCSD Theatre District/La Jolla Playhouse

Box Office: (858) 534-4574

February 8 - 16

About the Play

About the Author

A hysterically horrific farce exposing the morals of science in advancing warfare. The mystery unfolds in a sanatorium where three nuclear physicists are committed. As countries compete for the deadliest weapons, the physicists’ discoveries are the key to domination. Paranoia and suspicion explode in this comedy of hidden identities and frightening confessions.

By Friedrich Dürrenmatt. Futher information coming soon.

About the Director

Director Lori Petermann is a third-year MFA candidate.  Her UCSD directing credits: The Love of the Nightingale (2006 Patté Award for Theatre Excellence in direction), and Baldwin New Play Festival plays Wildflower (’07), and Water Street (’06). Her UCSD assist directing credits: Moliere: A Cabal of Hypocrites, and Arms and the Man.  NYC credits include: Sleepless Somniloquy (BAM Park); The Intoxicating Accelerating Death Machine (Theater for a New City); Inhale / Exile (Sacred Circle Theater); Righteous Acts Like Filthy Rags and Green Eyes Dreaming (Lincoln Center/ HERE); The Tram and 1968  (78th Street Theater); and Dreamscape Machinal, and Bed Manners (The Loewe). In Los Angeles: Mud, Ladies and Rain, Circus People and The Architect and the Emperor of Assyria (The Black Box); and SEARCHING (The White Gallery), After receiving her BA from UCLA, Ms. Petermann studied in Germany, Austria, Italy, Indonesia, Japan and Thailand.  She is an acclaimed mask and puppet maker, an Artistic Associate of Theater Mitu and a member of Lincoln Center Directors Lab.

The Cast

The Creative Team

Dorian Baucum
Seth Baumhover
Walter Belenky
Maritxell Carrero
Michelle Diaz
Molly Fite
Larry Herron
Bailey Hopkins
Liz Jenkins
Michael Kelly
Luke Lopez
Evan Powell
Patrick Riley
Katie Willert
Johnny Wu

Director - Lori Petermann
Production Stage Manager - Kristi L. Clarida
Scenic Designer - Steven Kemp
Costume Designer - Emily DeAngelis
Lighting Designer - Hong Sooyeon
Sound Designer - Toby Algya
Asst Director - Kendra Miller
Asst Stage Managers
- Deirdre Holland & Tareena Wimbish
Asst Costume Designer - Christine Crook
Asst Lighting Designer - James Tan



Feb 7, 7 pm Preview
Feb 8, 8 pm Opening
Feb 9, 2 pm
Feb 9, 8 pm
Feb 14, 8 pm
Feb 15, 8 pm
Feb 16, 8 pm Closing

Located at: Mandell Weiss Theatre

Parking: Passes Required: Monday through Friday. Weeknight passes are $2 per vehicle and can be purchased at the parking kiosks near the Mandell Weiss Theatre. Please remember the space number you have parked in as you will need it at the kiosks.

Note: Kiosks take all major credit cards except Discover and when paying with cash you must use exact change, NO CHANGE GIVEN.

Parking Passes Not Required: Saturdays and Sundays


Cars without permits are subject to ticketing by UCSD Campus Police. The Theatre & Dance Department does not have the authority to waive and can not pay parking tickets.



Advance tickets for this production are available Monday-Friday, noon to 6 pm by calling the Box Office at 858.534.4574 or in person at the Theatre District’s Central Box Office at the Sheila & Hughes Potiker Theatre. 

At-the-Door tickets, if available, can be purchased one hour before show time at the performing theatre’s box office at the Mandell Weiss Theatre.

General Admission: $15
UCSD Faculty/Staff and Seniors (over 62): $12
UCSD Students/UCSD Alumni Association (with ID): $10
*Preview performance on Thursday, Feb 7th at 7:00pm is offered at the reduced ticket prices of $12/$10/$8

Reserve Tickets

Complimentary Tickets (UCSD Theatre & Dance Department Faculty/Students/Staff ONLY)
Single Ticket Orders
Main Stage non-subscription tickets (PDF)
    Second Stage Black Box Limited Seating Tickets (PDF)

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