The Substance of Fire


A commanding drama about a New York publisher and Holocaust survivor whose decision to publish obscure political tracts threatens the future of both the publisher’s company and his family.
Format: Full-length drama
Cast Size: 3M/2F



For supporting material, see Goldfarb, Alvin “Inadequate Memories: The survivor in plays by Mann, Kesselman, Lebow, and Baitz” Staging the Holocaust, ed. Claude Schumacher (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998) pp. 111–129.
An L.A. Theatre Works audio recording of the play is available.

Original or Prominent Production: Playwrights Horizon, New York, 1991
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Original Language: English

Samuel French

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Samuel French

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