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The Jewish Bomb

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Herb DuVal

It is the summer of ’39. Physicist Leo Szilard tries to persuade pacifist Albert Einstein to join him and fellow physicist Edward Teller in the creation of an atomic weapon to counter the Nazis’ move in the same direction. Playwright DuVal reveals much about Einstein’s attitude toward the project and about his often complicated temperament and personal background, the latter emerging through flashbacks into the genius’ past.

Irony abounds, including Fate’s most conspicuous joke: The Bomb was never used on those who, in a sense, inspired it (the Nazis); instead, as is well known, it decimated the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Herb Duval’s play, Elegy, won CPI’s “Best of….” in 2013 and was given a full production in the Fifth Third Theater. His most recent project was “Play with your Lunch,” a noontime one-act presentation, featuring notable local theatre professionals, on February 7.

Tuesday, March 14, 7:30 pm, at the Fifth Third Bank Theater

Tickets by phone: (513) 621-2787

Order online: Cincinnati Arts Association

Tickets are also available at the door on the evening of the performance.

Admission is $8.

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