Mark just wrote a book about Oppenheimer called A Life in Twilight: the Final Years of Robert Oppenheimer and the play is based on that. I knew that Oppenheimer had fallen out of favor at the end of his life but I had no idea how seriously he was screwed by a country the play tells us that he loved dearly. The play was excellently done by a cast of thousands.
Certainly his monologues and dialogues taken from letters, testimony and conversations seemed thoughtful and tormented -- a man who neither regretted nor rejoiced in his part in the building of the atomic bomb and a man relentlessly persecuted for genuine mistakes that he had made but after he had given and given to make up for them. I left the performance a sad and wiser man.
After the play I snapped this photo of Mark and Michael Dura who played Oppenheimer brilliantly.
I saw Sue Giddings there, who'd played in Wit a few months back. I was too starstruck to say anything but she and trillian_stars were chatting like the old buddies they are. (If you're new to this blog, You should check out that post, it's one of the better ones here, I think.