Delicate Particle Logic Jennifer Blackmer
September 28th - October 13th, 2018
The Mosesian Center for the Arts


  • General Admission: $25*
  • Student: $12.50*†
* Plus Fees
† Student ID Required

Show Synopsis

Heralded as the woman who stole the bomb from the Nazis, physicist Lise Meitner became a human enigma when she fled battle-ravaged Germany directly into obscurity. The war long over, she visits with the painter Edith Hahn, wife of chemist Otto Hahn, and the two women reminisce, open up old wounds, and dissect the teeming worlds of possibility. Seamlessly blending art and science, Jennifer Blackmer's Delicate Particle Logic depicts the untold stories of nuclear fission, both real and rumor.

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Full ASL-Interpreted Performance

Join us Saturday, October 13th at 8pm for an evening performance of Delicate Particle Logic that will be fully interpreted in American Sign Language. All are welcome, and seating is general admission. An area of seating with excellent visibility of the interpreters in our small black box space will be reserved for members of the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community. Questions about the ASL-interpreted performance, or any other questions about accessibility at Flat Earth shows, can be directed to [email protected].

When & Where

Show Dates

September 2018
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 oct


The Mosesian Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA

Media & Links

Press Kit (3141kB)

Delicate Particle Logic Press Kit

Cast Announcement

The Delicate Particle Logic Cast is Ready to Split the Atom!

Interview: Jennifer Blackmer

"Seeing the story of Lise through the eyes of an artist trying to understand the choices her husband made is a juicy emotional playground for an audience, and it also explores the many, many similarities between the process of doing science, and the process of making art."

Interview: Barbara Douglass

"Whether I am creating a painting or a character, I fumble around in the dark for a while, stepping away and coming back over and over. And then, hopefully the fog clears and I can see it start to form. I then add layer after layer, refining the broad strokes to fill in the important details."

Review: Boston and Beyond

"Great scientific discoveries, art and another unsung heroine of the 20th century are amply presented in this extraordinarily engaging production by prolific playwright, Jennifer Blackmer." -Susan Mulford

Review: On Boston Stages

"“Delicate Particle Logic” entertains, tells a story and educates you about someone you should know, and the role she played in changing the world forever." -Rich Fahey

Review: Theater Mirror

"This production of Delicate Particle Logic is a reminder how beautiful theater can be – like art and science – when distilled to its essence." -Mike Hoban

Review: Rabbit Reviews Boston

"I think a large part of the success of Flat Earth’s production (and it succeeds brilliantly) comes down to the performances by its two leads, Christine Power and Barbara Douglass." -James Wilkinson

Review: Sleepless Critic

"Multilayered in its telling with an interactive flair, this intriguing play takes a look back at three distinctive individuals that historically impacted the world during World War II, rooted in its intrinsic connection between art, science, logic, and love." -Jeanne Denizard

Review: Boston Arts Review

"Director Betsy S. Goldman’s shimmering production is enhanced exponentially by Christine A. Banna’s dancing projections (from sparkling snow to theoretical formulae which flow right over the actors) and PJ Strachman’s shadowy, evocative lighting." -Beverly Creasey

Review: Arts Fuse

"The play might have begun as an angry reaction to Otto’s legacy, but the man has been pushed to the margins: the spotlight belongs solely to Edith and Lise. In spite of Hahn’s best efforts, Delicate Particle Logic effectively recasts history — giving overdue meaning to women’s voices in the process." -David Cruz

Review: New England Theatre Geek

"Power and Douglass deliver sincere, compassionate performances. They circle each other in mind and body until they come to a peaceful resolve at the production’s conclusion. They aren’t polar opposites so much as kindred spirits speaking different languages." -Kitty Drexel

Production Staff