No one knows for sure what transpired when German physicist Werner Heisenberg met with his Jewish Danish counterpart, Niels Bohr, in Copenhagen — the event became the stuff of modern scientific mythology.
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The play is a very respectful, augmented reality. Be patient until Frayn places all the pieces on board and find out why Heisenberg came to Copenhagen. The story will reveal itself then. The moral question is still up-to-date, while Frayn and Davies square it into an intimate relationship to cross-cut the latter. Indeed, when we are so close to destruction, unattended by law, what will be our safety net?