So he's a Jewish Hungarian on the run from the Nazis in London in 1933.
When he has the single scariest idea any human being has ever had.
The Atomic Bomb.
Even worse, the home of Physics then, is Berlin.
Which has just become Nazi Berlin.
It is what happens next.
It is a true story.
He was very funny.
And prize-winningly eccentric.
And pretty much no-one has ever heard of him.
Forgotten Jewish Hero. Forgotten Hungarian Hero. Forgotten Physicist Hero.
Thursday June 8, 6:30
Sunday June 11, 9:30
Monday June 12, 7:30
Thursday June 15, 10:00
Friday June 16, 7:30
Saturday June, 17 3:00
“A Gem of a performance!... Rolls turns the life story of this incredible human being, who escaped the Nazis, into the masterful adventure of a superhero. The range of his delivery is enormous and it is this playful delivery that stimulates our attention and keeps us glued for a whole hour.”
Alvina Ruprecht CAPITAL CRITICS CIRCLE, June 2015
“Terrific ” ★★★★★ , StarPhoenix.
“Superb” ★★★★ 1/2 stars, Edmonton Sun.
“Magnetic, mesmerising”, CBC.
“The unbelievable true story of Hungarian-American physicist and inventor Leo Szilard... Jem Rolls is dynamic, funny, and passionate …proves that truth is stranger than fiction in this incredibly entertaining and engaging story … reminiscent of a party guest telling a story over dinner... It is my belief that his story has enriched my life. “
Apartment613, June 2015
“Beloved performer”, MONTREAL GAZETTE, June 2015
Sponsor: Ottawa Fringe Festival