The Flame Keeper


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


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:
Original Language: English
Production Rights Holder:

Amos Kamil