Russell Vandenbroucke

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Plays by Russell Vandenbroucke

audio Atomic Bombers

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

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. Fifty years after Hiroshima, 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 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, Jeannie Elias, Robin Gammell, Jon Matthews, Phillip Mershon, Danny Mora, Wolf Muser, Lisa Jane Persky, John Vickery, Tom Virtue and Ron West.

Featuring: Larry Cox, Jeannie Elias, Robin Gammell, Jon Matthews, Phillip Mershon, Danny Mora, Wolf Muser, Lisa Jane Persky, John Vickery, Tom Virtue, Ron West

Russell Vandenbroucke is an American director and playwright. Beginning his career at the Yale Repertory Theatre, he went on to work at the Mark Taper Form, L.A., and the Repertory Theatre of St Louis, before becoming Artistic Director at the Northlight Theatre, Chicago, where he remained for eleven seasons. He has written and edited many scholarly works, including Truths the Hand Can Touch: The Theatre of Athol Fugard, and joined the University of Louisville as Professor and Chair of the Theatre Arts Department in 2001. His plays which comprise adaptations, translations and original works, include Atomic Bombers, Eleanor Roosevelt: In Her Own Words, An Enemy of the People, Holiday Memories, School Play and The Trojan Women.