The Flame Keeper

Author(s): Amos Kamil
A two-person play based on Kamil’s maternal grandfather Julius Reiter. The Flame Keeper chronicles the tense relationship between a non-Jewish cigar shop owner and Jewish professor returning to his native Berlin in the aftermath of WW II. The play has been translated into Hebrew, French, Italian, and German.
Format: Full-length, one-act play
Cast Size:2M
Running Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Character breakdown:

Dr. Julius Reiter, Jewish professor
Ernst Gruber, cigar shop owner

Snapshot

Original or Prominent Production:
In 2000, the play ran off-Broadway for five and half months at the 47th St. Theatre, and has been performed regionally and internationally.
Nationality of Author: U.S.
Original Language: English
Production Rights Holder:

Amos Kamil 

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