MAY 11-27, 2018

The Manhattan Project: J. Robert Oppenheimer, along with his brother Frank and a growing army of colleagues, develops a weapon that could end life on Earth in the remote New Mexico desert. The novelty and gravity of the physics problem reveals the genius and the complexities that characterized Oppenheimer’s life: his sometimes erratic behavior, the conflict between his drive to control the titanic forces he would unleash, his own emotional needs, and his seesaw relationships with his gifted younger brother Frank, his wife Kitty, and his old lover Jean.