Improbable Frequency

It’s 1941. Europe is at war and espionage is the front line.

Title: Improbable Frequency

Author(s): Arthur Riordan & Bell Helicopter Riordan

Publisher(s): Nick Hern Books Limited

Publication Date: 2005

Genre: Musical

Primary Discipline: Physics

Secondary Discipline: Code-Breaking

Scientist(s): Erwin Schrodinger: Nobel Prize-winning Austrian physicist, quantum theory

Source Texts: Unknown

Character Breakdown: 4 Men and 2 Women with members of the cast playing various roles.

Tristram Faraday, The Colonel, Meehawl O’Dromedary, John Betjeman, Myles na gCopaleen, Muldoon Ira, Agent Green/Irene, Philomena O’Shea, Erwin Schrodinger, Staff of MI5, Staff/Spies of British Embassay, O’Dromedary’s Assistants, Various People of Dublin

Setting: Dublin 1941

Time Period: 1941

Synopsis of Play: It’s 1941. Europe is at war and espionage is the front line. As the rest of the world gets on with the small matter of World War II, Dublin’s lights burn flagrantly and Europe’s intellectual elite are out to play. But suspicious messages on a radio show have drawn the attention of MI5, and a diffident young code-breaker is dispatched to a Dublin crawling with spies and Nazi sympathisers to det+ermine which side neutral Ireland is really on. (Play text cover blurb Riordan & Bell Helicopter)

First Performance Date: 27 October 2004

First Producer: Loughlin Deegan/Abhann Productions

Performance History:

O’Reilly Theatre, Dublin in October 27, 2004

Abbey Theatre, Dublin March 4, 2005

Links:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/05/theater/reviews/05freq.html

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2006/aug/11/edinburgh2006.edinburghfestival1

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/theater/improbable-frequency

http://variety.com/2008/legit/reviews/improbable-frequency-1200472834/

https://dctheatrescene.com/2010/10/06/improbable-frequency/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/03/AR2010100303388.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/03/AR2010100303388.html

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Photo-Flash-59E59-Theaters-Presents-Dublins-RoughMagic-Theatre-in-IMPROBABLE-FREQUENCY-20081023

http://chicagotheaterbeat.com/2013/02/25/review-improbable-frequency-strawdog-theatre/

Entered by: Kimberly Fonseca and Ryan Long

Kimberly Fonseca is a student at Christopher Newport University with a double major in Organismal Biology & Theatre (Design/Tech). She also serves as the Public Relations Chair for both Alpha Psi Omega Theatre Honors Fraternity and The Latino Student Association, as well as being a part of the Campus Activities Board as part of the Culture & Lecture Committee.

Ryan Long, who is also a student at Christopher Newport University, is studying Theatre (Design/Tech) and is affiliated with the CNU marching captains. In his free time he likes long walks on the beach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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