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Einstein (writer/performer Jack Fry) first appears to us in a swirl of lights, to the tune of the classic Twilight Zone theme music. He has returned from another dimension, he informs us, because he’s tired of being portrayed as the wacky scientist with the wackier hair, fodder for T-shirts and bobblehead dolls.
What follows relates his struggles to prove his famous Theory of Relativity.
We learn much from the script, from his being underrated by his own parents to his problems with a failed marriage, estrangement from his children, and huge academic pressures. Winnipeggers may especially relate to the tragic comedy of Einstein’s unfortunate encounters with bad weather.
Fry effectively portrays the joy, sadness, determination and desperation of the man, and also his colleagues, jumping between characters with impressive changes in voice and stance. So much ground is covered it becomes exhausting for the audience to keep up... much like a mortal trying to follow the leaps of logic of Einstein himself.
— Janice Sawka