The limited run of Carole Buggé's new play Strings Attached plays its final performance at Theatre Row October 1. The Off-Broadway science comedy began previews August 29 ahead of its September 8 opening night.
Alexa Kelly directs the show starring Robyne Parrish (A Man Called Otto, HBO Max's Gossip Girl), Brian Richardson (A Man for All Times), Paul Schoeffler (Sweet Charity), Bonnie Black, Jonathan Hadley (Jersey Boys), and Russell Saylor.
Three scientists board a train from Cambridge to London to see Michael Frayn's play Copenhagen (which premiered in London in 1988 and was adapted into a movie in 2002). While en route, they discover a theory of the Big Bang and are visited by famous scientists of the past Isaac Newton, Marie Curie, and Max Planck in this play based on real events.
"I was so moved by the story of these three remarkable physicists, I felt compelled to write about them," said playwright Buggé in an earlier statement. "This is actually my second play to dramatize this historic train ride. Provocative, universal, and inherently theatrical, the true story that inspired Strings Attached transcends the physics at its center to reflect the relationships, love and loss of these exceptional scientists on an existential journey together."
The production features scenic design by Jessica Parks, lighting design by Joyce Liao, costume design by Elena Vannoni, videography by Katerina Vitaly, and sound design by Louis Lopardi. Elizabeth Grunewald is production stage manager, John Lant is production manager, Joseph Longthorne is production company manager, and Christine Cirker is associate producer. Casting is by Jamibeth Margolis.
It is presented by Off-Broadway's Pulse Theatre.