In 1943, something strange is going on in the New Mexican desert. By night, the starkly beautiful canyons of Los Alamos fill with the sound of exploding graphite—and by day, the crackle of scientific brainpower. Atomic Bombers takes us into those secretive canyons to meet the cadre of brilliant scientists who worked there. With wisecracking physicist Dr. Richard Feynman as our guide, the race to create the atom bomb comes alive as a very human endeavor, filled with humor, playfulness and dread.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Larry Cox as J. Robert Oppenheimer
Jeannie Elias as Laura Fermi
Robin Gammell as Leo Szilard
Jon Matthews as Richard Feynman
Phillip Mershon as Monitors/Others
Danny Mora as Enrico Fermi
Wolf Muser as Hans Bethe
Lisa Jane Persky as Arline Feynman
John Vickery as Enrico Fermi
Tom Virtue as Robert Wilson
Ron West as Arthur Compton
Directed by Valerie Landsburg. Recorded before a live audience at the DoubleTree Suites, Santa Monica in April of 1995.