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Atomic the New Rock Musical
12 Jul, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Show: Atomic the New Rock Musical
Author: Philip Foxman and Danny Ginges
Venue: Don Russell Performing Arts Centre
Theatre Company: Blak Yak
Show Dates: July 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 at 8pm
Director: Lorna Mackie
MD: Joshua Haines
ATOMIC is the thrilling new Off-Broadway Australian written musical that blasts open the doors of The Manhattan Project. This new Australian musical tells the true story of Leo Szilard, the brilliant physicist who unlocked the secret of atomic power. But war turned his hopes for mankind into a billion-dollar race against a German bomb.
Only once Germany had surrendered did focus shift to Japanese cities. By then the project had grown too big to stop. But one man did try to stop it. A man since buried by history, but without whose intellect and determination the weapon that could end us might never have had its start. His name is Leo Szilard. His is the story of the bomb we only thought we knew. Ethics, loyalty and true love are tested as Leo and his fellow scientists struggle to save both the world and their own humanity.
Interpretation: The show transitions from 1933 Berlin to 1960 America, in a minimalist rock musical format.