The Physicists Characters

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Johann Wilhelm Mobius

Mobius is a mental patient under the care of Fraulein Doktor Mathilde Von Zahnd in the villa of an institution called Les Cerisiers. He is one of three mental patients, along with Herbert Georg Beutler and Ernst Heinrich Ernesti, who live in the "villa" portion of the institution: all other patients have been moved to a (never seen) new building in the vicinity. All three mental patients believe they are physicists.

Mobius had a promising career as a physicist, and was near to obtaining a professorship. In his life before coming to Les Cerisiers he was married (to Frau Lina Rose) and had three children. He then began to have visions of King Solomon, and he claimed that King Solomon visited him. These persistent visions caused him to be institutionalized.

In Act II, the audience is introduced to an entire different reality for Mobius. He claims...

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