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Lenin’s Embalmers

Written by

Vern Thiessen

~playauthor~Written by~ Vern Thiessen

Playwrights Canada Press, 2011

Playwrights Canada Press

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Acts: 2, Roles: Total (8), Female (1), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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... Literary Award-winning playwright Vern Thiessen brings us a dark comedy that brings to light the resilience of the human spirit, ever-changing war games and the importance of always having vodka on hand....

Einstein’s Gift

Written by

Vern Thiessen

~playauthor~Written by~ Vern Thiessen

Playwrights Canada Press, 2015

Playwrights Canada Press

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (12), Female (2), Male (10), Unassigned (0)

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... was put in the hands of the wrong people, millions would die and that his efforts to serve humanity were futile against political will, nationalism, and war. This updated edition of Vern Thiessen’s compelling play about the collision of power and pride still resonates with verve and vigour....
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...After Vladimir Lenin’s death, Stalin orders two Jewish scientists to preserve Lenin’s body for all time. If they succeed, the rewards will be considerable. If not, it’s the gulag – or worse. Based on real events, Vern Theissen’s nimble...