I’m delighted to share Theater J’s 2016-2017 season with you. The plays in this season celebrate, examine, and struggle with Jewish identity, themes, values, and morality, as well as engaging with issues that resonate deeply with the Jewish experience.


Adam Immerwahr, Artistic Director, Theater J

Leading Producers: Susie and Michael Gelman, The Morningstar Foundation
Sponsoring Producers: The Reva and David Logan Foundation
 

BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS

By Neil Simon

Directed by Matt Torney

April 5 — May 7, 2017

From the celebrated American writer Neil Simon, a tender and joyful coming of age comedy. Puberty is never easy...but it sure can be hilarious.

Simon’s “funniest, richest and consequently the most affecting of his plays.” – New York Daily News

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BROKEN GLASS

By Arthur Miller

Directed by Aaron Posner

June 14 — July 9, 2017

A riveting psychological drama from one of America’s master playwrights, Arthur Miller. 

“Miller gives a riveting portrait of 1930s America… debilitatingly eccentric.” – The Guardian

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THE LAST SCHWARTZ

By Deborah Zoe Laufer
Directed by Adam Immerwahr
September 7 — October 2, 2016


Theater J Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr makes his DC directorial debut in this rollicking, absurd, and thoughtful Jewish comedy with a whole lot of heart.

“[A] fine balance has been struck between hilarity and pathos.” – The Washington Post

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THE CHRISTIANS

By Lucas Hnath
Directed by Gregg Henry
November 16 — December 11, 2016


This provocative new play offers an unflinching look at religion—and its universal power to unite or divide.  A little play about big faith.

“Terrific play about the mystery of faith…one of the freshest playwriting voices to emerge in the past five years…MESMERIZING.” — The New York Times

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OY VEY IN A MANGER

By The Kinsey Sicks
December 20 — 28, 2016

The chicks with schticks are back! America’s favorite dragapella beautyshop quartet makes their long-awaited return to DC.

"If you haven't made the acquaintance of The Kinsey Sicks, it's high time you did.... Uproarious... brilliant... authentically joyful." - The Washington Post

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COPENHAGEN

By Michael Frayn

Directed by Eleanor Holdridge

January 5 — 29, 2017


Michael Frayn’s Tony Award-winning play is an intellectually dazzling meditation on morality, ethics, and the creation of the atomic bomb.

"The most invigorating and ingenious play of ideas in many a year. An electrifying work of art. - The New York Times

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THE HOW AND THE WHY


By Sarah Treem

Directed by Shirley Serotsky

February 15 — March 12, 2017


An exhilarating and keenly perceptive new play about womanhood, family, and survival of the fittest. From the writer of the hit TV shows The Affair and House of Cards.


“Beautifully toned, thoroughly fascinating” – The Chicago Tribune

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