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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 dark...

Einstein’s Gift

Written by

Vern Thiessen

~playauthor~Written by~ Vern Thiessen

Playwrights Canada Press, 2015

Playwrights Canada Press

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

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...Einstein’s Gift follows the life and work of Nobel laureate Dr Fritz Haber, a man who risked everything for a country that never accepted him. Haber, a chemist who worked hard to enhance life, discovered too late that when his knowledge...

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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...When Boris Zbarsky and Vladimir Vorobiev, two Jewish biochemists, are recruited by Josef Stalin to embalm Lenin after his death, both men are pushed to their limits in preserving the former Soviet leader so that he may physically live...