The Substance of Fire

The Substance of Fire

Jon Robin Baitz’s commanding drama about a New York publisher and Holocaust survivor whose decision to publish obscure political tracts threatens the future of both his company and his family. A co-production with The Smithsonian Associates and Voice of America.

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

Stephen F. Schmidt as Martin Geldhart
Gretchen Cleevely as Sarah Geldhart
Ron Rifkin as Isaac Geldhart
Mitchell Hébert as Aaron Geldhart
Shirley Knight as Marge Hackett

Directed by Molly Smith. Recorded before a live audience at the Voice of America, Washington D.C. in February of 1999.

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978 1 58081 386 0

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Gretchen Cleevely, Mitchell Hebert, Shirley Knight, Ron Rifkin, Stephen F. Schmidt


Jon Robin Baitz

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