Intelligence-Slave (Medium)


The story of Curt Herzstark, an Austrian industrialist and concentration camp prisoner who was sent by the Nazis to an underground salt mine during the war. While in captivity, he continued his experiments with a device that would eventually become the hand-held calculator.

An L.A. Theatre Works full cast recording featuring:

Garret Dillahunt as Hermann Pister
Joe Spano as Fritz Engelhard
Josh Stamberg as Curt Herzstark
Daniel Stewart as Finn Frey
Nick Toren as Bruno Clemens
Matthew Wolf as Recorded Voice of German Boy

Directed by Matt August. Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at The James Bridges Theater, UCLA in January of 2015.

Intelligence-Slave is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world.

“In this taut and suspenseful telling…Josh Stamberg conveys all the conflicting emotions of a gifted, sensitive scientist.” — AudioFile Magazine

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