Lenin's Embalmers by Vern Thiessen

Lenin's Embalmers by Vern Thiessen

Monday, March 8, 2010 - Sunday, March 28, 2010

Ensemble Studio Theatre

 

When Lenin died in 1924, the Soviet Politburo ordered his bodyembalmed for permanent display. There was just one problem. No one knew how. Enter Boris Zbarsky and Vladimir Vorobiov, two Russian scientists charged with re-inventing the ancient science of embalming-or facing certain death. Lenin's Embalmers mixes the political turmoil and paranoia of revolutionary Russia with the gallows humor of its hapless victims to dramatize the little-known story of how two squabbling scientists struggled to defeat death on two fronts: preserving tissues from decay and avoiding that fatal knock on the door.

This play written by by Vern Thiessen will be on from March 8-28.

Shows: Monday, Wednesday-Friday @ 7 pm; Saturdays @ 2 pm and 7 pm; Sundays @ 3 pm. Final performance March 28 @ 3 pm.

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