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Theater J 2014-2015 Season

Press Releases:

2014-2015 Season - Season Announcement
Yentl - Press Release
The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures - Press Release
Life Sucks (or the Present Ridiculous) - Press Release
G-d's Honest Truth - Press Release
The Call - Press Release

The Tale of the Allergist's Wife
June 3 - July 5, 2015

Review: "hilarious... pitch-perfect... stylish and funny" - The Washington Post, Celia Wren

Review: ★★★★★ "a joy ride...the laughs could not whiz by faster" - DC Metro Theater Arts, John Stoltenberg

Review: “certain to delight audiences” -, Jamie McGonnigal

Enchanted Evening: An interview with Charles Busch - MetroWeekly, Doug Rule

The Call

May 6 - 31, 2015

Review: “a powerful connection between two worlds.” - DC Metro Theater Arts, John Stoltenberg

G-d's Honest Truth
March 18 - April 19, 2015

A Torah of Mystery: How the True Story of a Crooked Rabbi Made It to the Stage - Sophia Bushong, March 26, 2015, Washington City Paper

Review: G-d's Honest Truth at Theater J - David Siegel, March 24, 2015, DC Metro Theater Arts

Renee Calarco on the jailed ‘Indiana Jones’ rabbi and her new play at Theater J - Nelson Pressley, March 18, 2015, The Washington Post

Local Playwright Tackles Local Truths - by Hannah Hessel Ratner, Feb 25, 2015, theatreWashington 

Life Sucks (or the Present Ridiculous)
January 14 - February 15, 2015

Review: "Life Sucks @ Theater J: This Stupid F*cking Bird Sequel Soars" -

Review: “Seductively funny” - Elizabeth Bruce, MD Theatre Guide

Review: "I’m head-over-heels in love with this play" - Alan Katz, DC Theatre Scene

Review: “An unqualified hit” - Andrew White, Broadway World

Review: ★★★★★ "A remarkable script which nurtures the human psyche in the most evocative way possible." - TheatreBloom

Review: "Posner has allowed his contemporized versions of Chekhov's characters to glimmer as brightly and quirkily as they did a century before." - Lisa Traiger, Washington Jewish Week

Review: ★★★★★ "exhilarating and life-affirming" - John Stoltenberg, DC Metro Theater Arts

Review: "Sassy yet heartfelt...Posner is painting the town red with Anton Chekhov again" - Nelson Pressley, The Washington Post

A snarky update of Chekhov, Theater J’s ‘Life Sucks’ examines the day-to-day slog - Sarah Kaplan, The Washington Post

The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures
November 13 - December 21, 2014

Review: "[exemplifies] what the art form can do best, and why it matters.” - Lisa Traiger, Washington Jewish Week

Review: "full of theatrical mastery — of characters, of tension, of uproarious humor and keen wit" - Roger Catlin, MD Theatre Guide

Review: Kushner’s ‘Guide’: Long, gabby and intelligent - Peter Marks, The Washington Post

Review: "a surfeit of surprise and substance, of significance and delight, of density and shimmering wit. And the long and the short of it is…don’t miss it." - John Stoltenberg, DC Metro Theater Arts

Review: "a stunning play that engages the mind, captivates the heart, and touches the soul deeply" - Amanda Gunther, TheatreBloom

Guardian Angel: Tony Kushner - Doug Rule, Metro Weekly

Tony Kushner's civil war, Kushner on the differences between stage and screen - Nelson Pressley, The Washington Post, 11/7/2014

August 28 - October 5, 2014

Yentl, the Yeshiva Boy: A Modern Transgender Hero - Dana Beyer, The Huffington Post

Theater Review: “Yentl” at Theater J, Star Shayna Blass shines in this tale of gender confusion set to music - By Tanya Pai, Washingtonian

The new ‘Yentl’ displays a feminist spirit - By Lisa Traiger, Washington Jewish Week, September 10, 2014

Jill Sobule: A New Score for an Old Tale - Norman Allen, theatreWashington

"Beautiful, eloquent, and thrilling...You may also catch a glimpse of the divine." - DC Metro Theater Arts

"a revolutionary performance." - TheatreBloom

First look at Yentl at Theater J with director Shirley Serotsky - Christopher Henley, DC Theatre Scene, September 2, 2014

Jill Sobule's Adaptation of 'Yentl' Hews Closely to Isaac Bashevis Singer's Groundbreaking Work - By Lisa Traiger, The Jewish Daily Forward, August 29, 2014

‘Yentl’ sings a new tune in a new stage version getting its D.C. premiere - By Nelson Pressley, The Washington Post, Aug 15, 2014

New Staging Of 'Yentl' Tells A Transgender Story: All Things Considered, NPR, Feb 5, 2012


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