On Stage

  

Theater J's 2009 - 2010 Season

 


 

SUBSCRIPTION SHOWS

  Click here to learn more about the season image artist, David Polonsky.

 

ZERO HOUR           

August 29–September 27
Written & Performed by Jim Brochu
Directed by Piper Laurie

 

Channeling Zero Mostel’s wild moods, crazy humor and righteous anger, Jim Brochu reintroduces us to this funny, fantastically contrary man whose penchant for truth-telling has been sorely missed. Will Mostel overcome his bitterness about being blacklisted and go back to work with the legendary director who named names before Congress?

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

 



 
LOST IN YONKERS 

October 21–November 29  
By Neil Simon 
Directed by Jerry Whiddon
Featuring Holly Twyford and Tana Hicken

In a remarkable coming-of-age story that won 4 Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize, two brothers are left to fend for themselves in a dysfunctional household with their formidable immigrant grandmother, sweet but simple-minded aunt and a hoodlum of an uncle. This classic American tale is simultaneously comic and poignant. 

 

 


 


THE FOUR OF US     

January 20–February 21
By Itamar Moses 
Directed by Daniel DeRaey

When Ben’s first novel vaults him into literary stardom, his best friend David, a struggling playwright, is thrilled for his newfound success...or is he? This poignant play explores the nature of friendship, memory and what happens when your dreams come true—for your best friend.
“A clever comic drama with a nifty twist” –The New York Times

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE


 
                                MIKVEH                             

May 5–June 5  
By Hadar Galron 
Directed by Shirley Serotsky

Inside the secretive world of the ritual bath, eight women’s stories unfold in this sensitive depiction of religious observance and evolving feminist consciousness.  A knowledgeable examination of traditions and ritual, this hit Israeli play explores the ever evolving position of women in Israeli society.  (Note: this play contains nudity.) 

**This show is part of VOICES FROM A CHANGING MIDDLE EAST: VOICE OF THE WOMAN, which will feature readings of plays by female Israeli and Arab authors.

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE


 

 

NEW JERUSALEM 
THE INTERROGATION OF BARUCH DE SPINOZA AT TALMUD TORAH CONGREGATION: AMSTERDAM, JULY 27, 1656
            

June 26–July 25 

By David Ives 
Directed by Jeremy Skidmore
Featuring Alexander Strain


In this witty theological drama, philosopher and accused apostate Baruch de Spinoza faces excommunication from the Jewish community. “Mr. Ives’s humor has always mixed the cerebral with the silly... his daring leap into metaphysics is… an engrossing primer on Spinoza’s radical thinking.” – The New York Times  

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE


 

 

LIMITED ENGAGEMENTS

 

 

JUDY GOLD IS MOMMY QUEEREST!

December 16–January 3
Starring Judy Gold
Book by Judy Gold, Eric Kornfeld and Bob Smith
Lyrics by Eric Kornfeld, Music by John McDaniel
Directed by Amanda Charlton

Judy Gold, star of the critically acclaimed 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, is back in this hysterical coming-of-age memoir with music about Judy's life-long love affair with sitcoms and her professional quest to finally land a TV show of her own. But is America ready for a gay, kosher, 6'3" feminist SEINFELD with two kids, one bathroom, and weekly trips to the nursing home? And why can’t Judy get legally married in the state of New York anyway? Funny, biting, revealing, and very timely.

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE


 

Theater J in association with Jonathan Reinis Productions presents the World Premiere of
  
ANDY WARHOL: GOOD FOR THE JEWS?            

March 6–March 21
  
Written & Performed by Josh Kornbluth 
In collaboration with David Dower, Director

DC favorite Josh Kornbluth considers the pop-art enigma who was commissioned to paint ten Jewish notables like Einstein, Gershwin, and Golda.  In wrestling with Warhol’s motives and style, Kornbluth uncovers his religious identity and the spiritual dimensions of Warhol’s art. 

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE


 

 

IN DARFUR                    

March 31–April 18 
By Winter Miller 
Directed by Derek Goldman

Based on true events, this impeccably researched chronicle of the unfolding genocide in Sudan is a searing story of humanitarian urgency and compromised journalistic ethics.  Can one woman's story stand for the plight of a nation?  And what are the costs of mobilizing world opinion?

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

 


 

 

 

8 Reasons YOU should SUBSCRIBE!
 
• Significant Savings  - Save up to 27% compared to buying single tickets
  
• Unlimited and FREE Ticket Exchanges  - Exchange your tickets anytime, as many times as you need  (Upcharges may apply)
 
• Invitations to Special Insider Nights - (Just for 8-play subscribers)

• Priority Seating - Sit where you want and next to who you want
 
• FREE Bring-a-Friend Coupon - One with each 5, 6, 7 or 8 play subscription or two with each 10 Flex Pass
  
• $10 Discount on Additional Tickets - So you can brings your friends and family
  
• E-mail Reminders - The week of your tickets so you won’t miss your show
  
• Weekly E-mail Updates - With an inside look at the artistic process and special deals 

  

How to subscribe:

 

Click here to download the 2009/2010 order form

 

Then place your order via:

 

PHONE: 202-777-3210 

 

FAX: 202-518-9421  

 

OR

 

MAIL: Theater J
         Attn: Subscriptions
         1529 16th Street NW
         Washington DC 20036

Powered by Convio
nonprofit software