Einstein’s Gift, Vern Thiessen



Title: Einstein’s Gift

Author: Vern Thiessen

Typology: Drama

Language: English

Year: 2008 (First Edition 2003)

Publisher: Playwrights Canada Press


Synopsis: 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 play 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.