Physics Lesson: Words I never thought I’d say: This Week in the Arts tackles quantum physics! Stage West is presenting the play Copenhagen, which centers on a meeting between the father of quantum physics and the man trying to build the atomic bomb for Nazi Germany. To explain some of the principals discussed in the play, the TWITA podcast invites a pair of physicists onboard. Actor Chamblee Ferguson rounds things out.
Hearts and Flowers: Alan Peppard tells us how DSO conductor Jaap van Zweden spent Valentine’s Day. And Elaine Liner has a twofer this week: She wraps up reviews of End Days by Echo Theater and boom by Kitchen Dog under the tag “the lighter side of Armageddon.” Both, she says, are upbeat and unusual and both would be great to take a date to.
Here today; gone tomorrow: Modern Ruin, a quick show featuring 15 artists, opens tomorrow night in a bank building that never got to be a bank. Show’s quick because the building’s being demolished next week. Curator Christina Rees, and participating artists Richard Patterson, Terri Thornton, Margaret Meehan and Noah Simblist discuss birthing the project and creating work specifically for the site over on Front Row.