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The Soap Myth

Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 3:00 pm

In advance: $25, $35
At the door: $35, $45
There is a $5 per ticket fee for both online and box office purchases.

Did the Nazis make soap from the bodies of murdered Jews? In this dramatic play reading a cast of four, including the legendary Ed Asner and Tovah Feldshuh, examines the conflict between those who would honor the memory of the Holocaust and those who would deny it.

This is the story of the friendship that develops between a young journalist and a cantankerous Holocaust survivor on a crusade to have the Nazi atrocity of "soap" included in Holocaust Memorial museums. Along the way, the young journalist encounters a pernicious and charismatic Holocaust denier. The play addresses provocative questions such as: How does a survivor survive surviving? Who has the right to write history?

Rabbi Joshua Gruenberg will facilitate a talk-back with the cast and playwright Jeff Cohen, a Baltimore native.

“The Soap Myth was a revelation. A pointed investigation of the politics of history. It is thought provoking and genuinely moving.” –The New York Times

“The Soap Myth continues to haunt me. This is the theatre of witness at its best - provocative and morally ambiguous that raises more questions than it answers. The Soap Myth is not to be missed.” –The Jewish Voice