Einstein's Gift by Vern Thiessen
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A scientist who enhances life with his work and knowledge but discovers too late that knowledge in the wrong hands brings death. The ideal of science "to serve humanity" is shown in sharp contrast against the reality of political will, nationalism and war. Chance, pride, ego and passion collide in this piece based on the life and work of Nobel Laureate Dr. Fritz Haber, who risked everything for a country that never accepted him, but used his work to murder millions.
Year Printed: 2003
First produced in 2003 at the Citadel Theatre, Edmonton, AB
Running Time: 135 minutes
Male Cast: 5
Female Cast: 2