In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer

by  Ruth Speirs, Heinar Kipphardt

Full Length Play, Drama  /  14m

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In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer

by  Ruth Speirs Heinar Kipphardt

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This is a documentary drama derived from the actual transcripts of the trial of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the prime force behind the U.S. acquisition of the Atomic bomb. As his own second thoughts surface as to it's ultimate use, Oppenheimer publicly expresses doubts and his professional and personal life are exposed and scrutinized on the world stage.
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"Intellectually interesting and astonishingly engrossing theatrically." - N. Y. Post

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"Enthralling subjects...stimulating and intellectually engaging evening." - N. Y. Times


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