Hiroshima - Crucible of Light


by Robert Lawson
directed by Henry Akona

at Walkerspace
February - March 2008


Director: Henry Akona
Set design: Amy Davis
Costume design: Isabelle Fields
Lighting design: Jeff Nash
Assistant lighting design: Solomon Weisbard
Properties design: Berit Johnson
Puppet/model design and construction:
Tanya Khordoc and Barry Weil (Evolve Company)
Production Coordinator: Alex Senchak
Technical Consultant: Obadiah Savage
Set construction: New City Scenic & Display, Inc.
Dramaturg: Karen Lee Ott
Video consultant: Ian W. Hill
Video editing: Daniel McKlienfeld
Fight director: Dan Zisson
Stage manager: Carmen Chen
Assistant director / Assistant stage manager: Elizabeth Irwin
Publicity: Emily Owens PR


Oppenheimer: Peter Bean*
Boy / cellist: Dmitri Friedendberg*
Dad (aka Harry Shima): Joe Gately*
Fool: Saysha Heinzman
Enola Gay: Kris Lundberg
Sparky: Jared Mezzochi
Flame: Shelley Ray*
Einstein: Timothy Roselle*
Woman in wheelchair: Yvonne Roen*
Mom: Sandy York*

*member of Actors' Equity Association

On a clear night, there—star upon star, sun upon sun, and who can but imagine what other worlds may be there, sight unseen …

Starring : J. Robert Oppenheimer, Marie Curie, the perfect nuclear family, Albert Einstein, the Fool from King Lear, a mysterious woman in a wheelchair, a butoh dancer, a boy cellist...and the bomb.

Nine seconds separate two worlds

“Hiroshima is a close look at what can happen in barely the time it takes to blink an eye ... the various pieces of the collage: the music, the video, and the performers, create a very fine show. The play is frightening and thought provoking, leaving its audience to wonder about all the ‘what ifs’ in life.”