“The Soap Myth”
Jeff Cohen’s drama is considered one of the most important plays about the Holocaust by the foremost Holocaust historians in the world. The play directly engages one of the central issues of our time – Who has the right to write history?
Fifty years after the end of World War II a passionate Holocaust survivor and a young journalist find themselves caught between numerous versions of the same story: Did the Nazis make soap from the corpses of their murdered victims? The play confronts the dangerous rise of anti-Semitism and exposes the pernicious scourge of Holocaust denial. Ultimately, The Soap Myth is a call to action: as the survivors of the Holocaust die off, who will be left to tell their story?
After a critically acclaimed Off-Broadway run at the Roundabout Black Box in 2012, The Soap Myth toured the U.S. as a staged “concert reading” featuring such highly acclaimed, award-winning actors as Ed Asner, Richard Dreyfuss, Harris Yulin, Tovah Feldshuh, Jayne Atkinson and Johanna Day.