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2008 - 2009 Season Press Release

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The Seagull on 16th Street

June 17 - July 19, 2009


Rise and Fall of Annie Hall 

April 15 - May 24, 2009


"An eminently Broadway-worthy comedy" - Washington City Paper

“An entertainingly cheeky and charming New York comedy” – The Washington Post



Reading of Seven Jewish Children



March 14 - 29, 2009
Voices From A Changing Middle East Festival #3


“Iranian-born director Rahaleh Nassri keeps the proceedings on a lucid axis” – Washington Post

"An extraordinary character study which makes the blood race and the heart break" - DC Theatre Scene



The Accident

February 4 - March 8, 2009
Voices From A Changing Middle East Festival Offering #2


"Blinding headlights, tires squealing, a crash, a door slam. Darkness. Then the bickering and questioning, the accusations and counteraccusations tumble out."  Washington Jewish Week Review


" 'The Accident' begins with a man fatally run over on a dark Israeli road, and it comes as a surprise that the victim is Chinese. In the panicked discussion that follows, the three Jewish intellectuals who were in the vehicle desperately parse the jeopardy they're in. Does the ethnicity of the body matter? " Washington Post Review



DAI (Enough)

January 14 - 18, 2009
Voices From A Changing Middle East Festival Offering #1


"Iris Bahr and Theater J couldn't have chosen a more highly charged moment in which to present Bahr's solo show "Dai (Enough)," in which she plays 11 very different people in a Tel Aviv cafe moments before a suicide bomber blows up the place."  Washington Post Review


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Theodore Bikel in
Sholom Aleichem: Laughter Through Tears

December 17, 2008 - January 11, 2009 (Extended through January 18, 2009)


"Theater J's latest offering, "Sholom Aleichem: Laughter Through Tears," is a world premiere solo vehicle written, sung and acted -- with touching reverence and some verve" Washington Post Review


"Light your Chanukah candles, eat your latkes and spin your dreidels! Let’s all dance Di Mezinke! Chanukah is here, and Theater J has given us reason for rejoicing"  DC Theatre Scene Review


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Honey Brown Eyes

October 22 - November 30, 2008


"It begins with a gasp and a laugh, and it ends with an open question—and so Honey Brown Eyes Stefanie Zadravec’s bracing new play about the Bosnian troubles, both is and isn’t what you’d expect from a serious take on a grim topic."  Washington City Paper Review


"The grotesqueries and moments of grace in the Bosnian War are illumined in Theater J's world-premiere production of Stefanie Zadravec's play "Honey Brown Eyes," directed with taut intensity by Jessica Lefkow and featuring searing performances by a first-rate cast. "   Washington Times Review


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Sandra Bernhard's Without You I'm Nothing

Limited Engagement: September 9 - 28, 2008

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"Sandra Bernhard is back, and she’s pissed. Though the hard-working queer comedian wouldn’t actually say that she went anywhere"  - Washington Blade Review


"No one does angry funnier than Sandra Bernhard" - Washington Post Review  


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