A revolutionary chemist, Dr. Fritz Haber discovered too late that when his knowledge was put in the hands of the wrong people, millions would die; his efforts to serve humanity futile against political will, nationalism, and war. This updated edition of Vern Thiessen’s Governor General’s Literary Award–winning play about the collision of power and pride still resonates with verve and vigour.
“(A) morality tale… about the exploitation of scientific discovery for martial means, the cloud, atomic or otherwise, that dims the celebration, the bargain that frees the Devil.” —The New York Times
“A satisfying rumination on genius, war and the danger of remarkable ideas… Thiessen’s play spins the passions of two scientists directly responsible for WWII killing machines into larger metaphors about the life of the Western mind.” —Variety
“An illuminating history lesson with the appeal of an old-fashioned Hollywood biopic.” —The Globe and Mail
“It’s funny, beautiful and troubling. It asks big questions… it resonates powerfully.” —Vue Weekly