"A sizzling new play!"- Daily News

Jon Robin Baitz, author of The Substance of Fire, is one of America's most acclaimed young playwrights, telling stories that connect domestic tragedies to the world at large. In A Fair Country, the Burgess family, white Americans living in South Africa in 1977, struggle to keep their tenuous ties to each other in the face of emotional and political turmoil. Surrounded by violence and longing for escape, they find themselves becoming increasingly corrupted by the apartheid system they oppose. Enter the elder Burgess son, an idealistic and politically-minded Columbia journalism student, and family crisis erupts on a grand scale. Searing, powerful, and often bitingly funny.


  • Jon Robin BaitzPlaywright
  • Ben EmersonSound Design
  • Matthew WilkasGil Burgess
  • Pamela Payton-WrightPatrice Burgess
  • Ed BluntHilton
  • Frank ConverseHarry Burgess
  • Bob ColonnaEllsworth Hodges
  • Alex DraperAlec Burgess
  • Geddeth SmithGerrit Van Eden
  • Kathryn Zamora-BensonCarly Fletcher
  • Anna D. ShapiroDirector
  • Mark WendlandScenic Design
  • Karin KopischkeCostume Design
  • Kevin AdamsLighting Design

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