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
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
O’Reilly Theatre, Dublin in October 27, 2004
Abbey Theatre, Dublin March 4, 2005
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.