One of the most gratifying, even inspirational, things about the American theatre today is the very existence of Jon Robin Baitz. With A Fair Country his writing continues to push our theatre out of the parlor and into the political.” Linda Winer, Newsday
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Baitz is occupying theatrical territory that once was the turf of Arthur Miller and Lillian Hellman, though he writes in his own idiosyncratic voice He has a gift for familial confrontations that are vicious, funny, brutal, and bizarre.” Vincent Canby, New York Times (Broadway Production)
Few American playwrights have the ability to write such pointed dialogue, and fewer yet are able to marry their domestic drama with the larger political and social issues that concern Baitz.” Richard Christiansen, Chicago Tribune (Broadway Production)
A sizzling new play.” Howard Kissel, New York Daily News (Broadway Production)
A subtle and powerful exploration of the personal impact of politics on an American family stationed in South Africa during the time of apartheid.
Jon Robin Baitz is the author of Three Hotels, The Film Society, Other Desert Cities, The End of the Day, and The Substance of Fire, which he adapted into a major motion picture. He was the showrunner on ABC’s Brothers & Sisters. He also wrote the screenplay for the upcoming film Stonewall directed by Roland Emmerich. He lives in New York.