Lenin's Embalmers

Lenin's Embalmers

eBook - 2011
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A new play by Governor General's Literary Award winning playwright Vern Thiessen. Based on a true story, this is a dark comedy that brings to light the resilience of the human spirit, ever-changing war games, and the importance of always having vodka on hand.


A new play by Governor General’s Literary Award-winning playwright.


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Russia. 1924. Two scientists are assigned an impossible task: make Vladimir Ilyich Lenin live forever, or face death.
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 forever. Driven by fear and fame, both men attempt to achieve the impossible, but discover a dark secret. If they should succeed the rewards will be boundless, but failure can bring only one outcome. Based on a true story, Governor General's Literary Award winning playwright Vern Thiessen brings us a dark comedy that brings to light the resilience of the human spirit, ever-changing war games, and the importance of always having vodka on hand.

Publisher: Toronto : Playwrights Canada Press, 2011
ISBN: 9780887549724
0887549721
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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