ENTANGLED: Friendship Is The Strongest Alchemy

Prix Rideau Award 


Entangled is a beautifully magnetic force....

Positively superb to watch.”

                                               --Capital Critics Circle

Praise for Entangled:

“This rich, fascinating play deserves a wide audience.

A magnificent piece of theatre and of history!”

                              ---Barbara Popel, Apt 613 Theatre Critic

“Astute and moving.”

                               ---Patrick Langston, Artsfile

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Actors David Frisch and Paul Rainville at one of many sold out performances at Ottawa's LabO Theatre.

On his deathbed, Nobel Prize-winning quantum physicist Wolfgang Pauli gasped one last word: Jung! It was December 1958. Pauli was finally speaking a truth that seeing death’s door called out of him – his secret friendship with pioneering psychoanalyst Carl Jung.

Entangled is about the largely unknown 25-year friendship between these two intellectual giants of the 20th century. As a play of ideas and personalities, their relationship contains enormous dramatic tension: between the head and heart; physics and the mind; truth and fiction; reason and emotion; consciousness and the unconscious.


Entangled explores the dynamic of Jung and Pauli’s complex relationship as doctor and patient, as two great intellects, as archetypal father and son and finally as that most ethereal yet powerful of connections - friends.

Quantum Dreams: New Play Explores Carl Jung and Wolfgang Pauli’s Relationship:

Playwright’s Notes on the creation of Entangled.


From Page to Stage:

Pauli (David Frisch), Stage Manager (Jane Osborn), Pauli (Paul Rainville) with playwright Jacob Berkowitz (seated).

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