'The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer' Set for Cole Hall Stage Oct. 26 – 29
October 12, 2017
Theatre at Bridgewater College will present The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Carson Kreitzer at Bridgewater College Oct. 26 – 29 in Cole Hall.
Performances are at 8 p.m. Oct. 26 - 28 and at 3 p.m. on Oct. 29. Reservations are recommended. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and non-BC students. Call 540-828-5631 for more information and to reserve tickets.
The performance is directed by Scott Cole, associate professor of theater at Bridgewater College.
The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer follows the rise and fall of Oppenheimer – the father of the atomic bomb – through a kaleidoscopic play that explores questions of faith, conscience and the consequences of the never-ending pursuit of knowledge.
Members of the cast include:
Trey Roach, a sophomore biology major, from Elkton, Va., as Young and Strauss;
Taylor Callahan, a freshman global studies major, from Mechanicsville, Va., as Kitty Oppenheimer;
R.J. Southers, a senior sociology major, from Hinton, Va., as Edward Teller and Lansdale;
Katie Downing, a sophomore English major with a minor in theater, from Eldersburg, Md., as Jean Tatlock;
Francisco R. Escalera, a junior art and theater double major, from Stafford, Va., as J. Robert Oppenheimer;
Cristian A. Sanchez, a junior mathematics major, from Jacksonville, Fla., as Isador Rabi and Groves; and
Angela Tolomei, a sophomore history and theater double major, from Hampstead, Md., as Lilith.
Taylor A. Shaw, a senior English and theater double major, from Elkview, W.Va., is assistant director. Jamarian R. Savannah, a freshman, from Prince George, Va., is stage manager. Jahrika Allen, a sophomore computer science major, from Frederick, Md., and Melanie A. Tutin, a junior art and communication, technology and culture double major with a minor in theater, from Westminster, Md., are serving as assistant stage managers. Aysha Borsos, a freshman art major with a minor in theater, from Honolulu, Hawaii, is in charge of projections/videography.
Working with the production are Bridgewater College adjuncts in theater Holly Labbe on costume design and David B. Vogel on light design. Also working with the production are members of the local community: Shannon Dove on set design, Grace Eldred as assistant costume designer and Ethan Eldred on sound design.