February 4 - 20, 2022
by Michael Frayn
A fateful day in 1941 finds renowned atomic physicists Werner Heisenberg and Niels Bohr meeting to discuss … no one knows for sure what, in this Tony-winning play. Written by Michael Frayn (Noises Off), Copenhagen is based on real-life events that may have had major implications for the course of the war and the history of the human race itself. This acclaimed drama brings out all of the tension and uncertainty, humanity and philosophy surrounding this storied, wartime meeting between the man who tried to equip the Nazis with an atomic weapon and the man who helped the U.S. succeed in realizing the technology.
Phillip Keiman (Neils Bohr) has lived and worked in the Pacific NW since emigrating from his native England in 2012 and is very happy to be returning to the SSR stage in his first role since the emergence of Covid and his first as an American citizen! He is thrilled and humbled to be a member of this amazing cast and incredible, thought provoking production. He has performed on stage, radio, and in film & TV on both sides of the Atlantic and is a proud member of British Actors Equity. Previous Theatre credits include: The Creature (Dr. Frankenstein: Burien Actors Theatre), Alan (God of Carnage: Phoenix Theatre, Edmonds) Abraham Van Helsing (Dracula: Edmonds Driftwood Players), Sidney Bruhl (Deathtrap: Secondstory Rep, Redmond), Macbeth (Macbeth: Mad Dogs & Englishmen, UK tour), Enobarbus (Antony & Cleopatra: Cambridge Shakespeare Festival, UK), Balthazar Higgins (The Clockwork Professor: Pork Filled Productions, Seattle), Lloyd Dallas (Noises Off: BAT), Beeson/ Galgalim (A Maze: Theatre Battery, Kent), Prince of Verona (Romeo & Juliet, Seattle Immersive Theatre).
Daniel Wood (Werner Heisenberg) is thrilled to be back at SecondStory where he was last seen all the way back in 2011 as Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing. Some favorite roles include Athos in The Three Musketeers (GreenStage Shakespeare in the Park), the title role in Macbeth (Fern Shakespeare), Bob in Caught (Seattle Public Theater), and Max in Lend Me a Tenor (Centerstage). He has also performed with such storied companies such as Seattle Shakespeare Company, Book-It Repertory, Sound Theatre Company, Theater Schmeater (RIP), Annex Theater and many, many more. You can also catch him as the host of the podcast Dorks on Sports which you can find wherever you get your podcasts.
Meredith Armstrong (she/her) (Margrethe Bohr) Meredith is stunned and a bit verklempt at being back on stage in front of a live audience for the first time since before the pandemic began, having last been seen acting and doing aerial silks as Judith in Macha Theatre’s Blood Water Paint in the fall of 2019. It’s been even longer since she last appeared at SecondStory Rep, having played Elmire in Tartuffe in 2011. Other favorite past roles include Dr. Susan Reach (Red Planet Blue, Driftwood Players), Richard Henry Lee (all-female 1776, Reboot Theatre Company), Hannah (Arcadia, Renton Civic Theatre), and Lady Phillipa Bickleford-Smith-Jones (Shoggoths on the Veldt, Rogues Gallery). She holds a BA in Theatre from Western Washington University and studied with the National Shakespeare Conservatory in New York. When she’s not acting, she trains and performs aerial circus and writes LGBTQ+ romance and cozy paranormal novels. Love to hubby Erik and kitties Astrid and Pippin.
MEET THE PRODUCTION TEAM
Danny Miller (Director) also serves as SecondStory Repertory’s board president. He was last seen on stage in Frost Nixon in 2019 and last directed Proof in 2018. By now, he was supposed to be saying he last directed Copenhagen in 2020. What a dream show and dream cast to be welcoming back live theater with. Thank you to everyone who helped make this a proud launch of a new season. And thank you to Jill, for, well, everything.
Mark Chenovick (Set Design/Technical Director) has been designing, building, and painting sets since the mid-eighties. Having the fortune to begin his theatrical career under the tutelage of Don McLaughlin in his hometown of Helena Montana, Mark continued his training at the University of Washington where he was accepted into the Graduate Design Seminar his sophomore year. With subsequent degrees in Art History and Drama, Mark went on to serve as technical director/designer for multiple organizations including: Virginia Musical Theatre, Fort Peck Summer Theatre, the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Little Theater of the Rockies, and the Norfolk Governor’s School for the Arts. As Technical Director/Production Manager of the national tour of Anything Goes (starring Gloria Loring) Mark travelled around the United States and Canada realizing that there is no place quite as wonderful as the Pacific Northwest. Shortly after the turn of the millennium, and following a brief stint as a carpenter at The Studio Theatre in Washington D.C., he moved back to Seattle. Locally he has worked behind the scenes for the Village Theatre, Seattle Musical Theatre, Redwood Theatre, and, of course, SecondStory Repertory.
Mark Chenovick (Sound Design) I began my sound design journey splicing reel-to-reel tape together in the basement of the original Penthouse Theater on the University of Washington campus but it was my brief time in the MFA program at Utah State University, where I learned the joys of digital sound design, and subsequently, became hooked on sound design for life. Having provided composed and curated underscoring and soundscaping, original and sourced sound effects, and performance amplification services for multiple theaters across the US, I have felt the most at home at SSR. Special thanks to Squolfie, ‘lil Squolf, and my extended family. You are the music of my life. #bandistoohot #sorrynotsorry
Mark Chenovick (Projection/Light Design) has designed projections for over 100 shows in the last ten years. Prior to that he worked with CJS design, a website design and hosting company, developing custom websites for clients ranging from Draper Valley Farms to Seattle Film Group. He also co-created and ran the now defunct SeattleActor.com, a website focused on Seattle area theater, featuring audition listings, helpful articles, and show reviews. In addition to projections, Mark also designs all of the marketing materials you see at SSR including; posters, show graphics, and website. All my love to Jen. Enjoy the show!
Mark Chenovick(Costume Design) I rarely do costume design, but when I do, there are no naked people on stage.
by Michael Frayn
Originally presented in London at the Cottesloe Theatre, Royal National Theatre.
This production moved to the Duchess Theatre, where it was presented by Michael Codron and Less Dean.
Subsequently produced in New York on Broadway at the Royale Theatre on April 11, 2000 by arrangement with James M. Nederlander, Roger Berlind, Scott Rudin and Elizabeth Ireland
“Copenhagen” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com