Calendar

May
1
Wed
Classes for Theater Lovers: Beyond the Script
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Beyond the Script

Taught by Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr
7 sessions $299 (with subscriber discount: $279*)
Wednesdays, April 3-May 22, 2019, 7-8:30 PM (No class April 24)
Registration deadline: March 25, 2019

Please note: this class will take place at Adas Israel Congregation, 2850 Quebec St. NW, Washington, DC except for the May 1 meeting, which will be at Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb St. NW, Washington, DC

Get a first look at and early insight into the plays that will be produced during Theater J’s 2019-2020 season.  Learn how a theater professional analyzes a script as we read and discuss the plays in our first season back at the EDCJCC. (Participants will need to purchase scripts for this class).

“[My] most satisfying course since college”–2017-2018 participant

*Use the email address attached to your Theater J account and the subscriber discount will automatically be taken in your cart.  If you have questions, call 202.777.3210 and we will be happy to help you complete your transaction.

May
6
Mon
Yiddish Theater Lab: The Rented Bridegroom
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Rented Bridegroom

Written by Rinne Groff
Directed by Johanna GruenhutA blue background with yellow text reading, Yiddish Theater Lab

A fiesty young woman, caught in a love triangle between the highbred son of her employer and a poor but adoring klezmer player, must decide whether to stoop for love or money. And why is stooping the only choice anyway? Set in a shtetl of romanticized memory, this heart-breaking comedy is based on the Yiddish play The Singer of His Sorrows by Osip Dymov.

For pay-what-you-can tickets, please visit the Theater J website. Please contact the box office with any questions at 202.777.3210.

May
8
Wed
Classes for Theater Lovers: Beyond the Script
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Beyond the Script

Taught by Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr
7 sessions $299 (with subscriber discount: $279*)
Wednesdays, April 3-May 22, 2019, 7-8:30 PM (No class April 24)
Registration deadline: March 25, 2019

Please note: this class will take place at Adas Israel Congregation, 2850 Quebec St. NW, Washington, DC except for the May 1 meeting, which will be at Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb St. NW, Washington, DC

Get a first look at and early insight into the plays that will be produced during Theater J’s 2019-2020 season.  Learn how a theater professional analyzes a script as we read and discuss the plays in our first season back at the EDCJCC. (Participants will need to purchase scripts for this class).

“[My] most satisfying course since college”–2017-2018 participant

*Use the email address attached to your Theater J account and the subscriber discount will automatically be taken in your cart.  If you have questions, call 202.777.3210 and we will be happy to help you complete your transaction.

May
15
Wed
Classes for Theater Lovers: Beyond the Script
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Beyond the Script

Taught by Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr
7 sessions $299 (with subscriber discount: $279*)
Wednesdays, April 3-May 22, 2019, 7-8:30 PM (No class April 24)
Registration deadline: March 25, 2019

Please note: this class will take place at Adas Israel Congregation, 2850 Quebec St. NW, Washington, DC except for the May 1 meeting, which will be at Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb St. NW, Washington, DC

Get a first look at and early insight into the plays that will be produced during Theater J’s 2019-2020 season.  Learn how a theater professional analyzes a script as we read and discuss the plays in our first season back at the EDCJCC. (Participants will need to purchase scripts for this class).

“[My] most satisfying course since college”–2017-2018 participant

*Use the email address attached to your Theater J account and the subscriber discount will automatically be taken in your cart.  If you have questions, call 202.777.3210 and we will be happy to help you complete your transaction.

May
20
Mon
Yiddish Theater Lab: Yankl the Blacksmith
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

YANKL THE BLACKSMITH

Written by Dovid Pinski
Translated by Nahma Sandrow | Directed by Adam ImmerwahrA blue background with yellow text reading, Yiddish Theater Lab

When Yankl, the town drunk and a notorious philanderer, gets married, everyone predicts that it won’t last. Everyone, that is, except Yankl’s young wife. Can her faith in him stop Yankl from falling back into his old way of life? Can people change? And if they can, is there any guarantee that they won’t change back? This sensual and insightful exploration of the power and limitations of relationships rings just as true today as it did when it was written over 100 years ago.

This Yiddish Theater Lab play reading is presented as part of JxJ. For pay-what-you-can tickets, please visit the JxJ website. Please contact the box office with any questions: 202.777.3250 or boxoffice@jxjdc.org.

May
22
Wed
Classes for Theater Lovers: Beyond the Script
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Beyond the Script

Taught by Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr
7 sessions $299 (with subscriber discount: $279*)
Wednesdays, April 3-May 22, 2019, 7-8:30 PM (No class April 24)
Registration deadline: March 25, 2019

Please note: this class will take place at Adas Israel Congregation, 2850 Quebec St. NW, Washington, DC except for the May 1 meeting, which will be at Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb St. NW, Washington, DC

Get a first look at and early insight into the plays that will be produced during Theater J’s 2019-2020 season.  Learn how a theater professional analyzes a script as we read and discuss the plays in our first season back at the EDCJCC. (Participants will need to purchase scripts for this class).

“[My] most satisfying course since college”–2017-2018 participant

*Use the email address attached to your Theater J account and the subscriber discount will automatically be taken in your cart.  If you have questions, call 202.777.3210 and we will be happy to help you complete your transaction.

Jun
24
Mon
Eight Nights
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Eight Nights

Written by Jennifer Maisel
Directed by Adam Immerwahr8 nights of Eight Nights
Produced in collaboration with Wayne Firestone, founder of Plays2Gather

Eight Nights tells the story of the lives that inhabit an apartment from 1949 to 2016. Rebecca, a young Holocaust survivor and refugee, is finally free to start anew in the United States, as she confronts the past that haunts her, alongside her father, husband, friends, daughter and granddaughter. The play takes place over the eight nights of Chanukah, spanning eight decades of Rebecca’s life, gracefully weaving together heart-aching moments with dark yet life-affirming humor.

The story touches upon not only the story of Jewish Holocaust survivors, but also the global refugee experience, and acknowledges the trauma mirrored in the African-American community, with interned Japanese citizens and the current Syrian crisis.

“8 Nights of Eight Nights” is a series of staged readings of Eight Nights on eight different nights in eight different cities, to raise funds and awareness for HIAS in the wake of the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh, and to stand with all those who are persecuted on the basis of race or religion the world over.

For tickets, please visit the Theater J website.

Jul
11
Thu
Theater J Trip to the Berkshires
Jul 11 – Jul 14 all-day

Theater J Berkshires Trip

July 11 – July 14, 2019
Must register by May 31

Berkshires Theater TripA unique opportunity to enjoy a full weekend of theater-going with Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr, Managing Director Jojo Ruf, guest artists, and fellow culture-lovers in the beautiful Berkshires.

The trip includes:

  • Tickets to two performances and a stage reading at the renowned Williamstown Theatre Festival
  • Tickets to a performance at another distinguished Berkshires-area theater
  • Meals at the award-winning Gala Restaurant and Eat on North, home of former White House Chef Ron Reda; breakfasts at Gala Restaurant; boxed lunches for bus rides; and a glass of sherry on the return trip
  • Three nights at Orchards Hotel in Williamstown
  • Discussions led by Adam Immerwahr, including pre- and post-performance learning sessions on the bus ride there and back, post-show conversations over drinks, and an opportunity to meet artists involved in the productions
  • An optional visit to the distinguished Clark Art Institute or the astounding MASS MoCA
  • Time to explore and have lunch in downtown Williamstown, MA
  • Round-trip travel to and from DC, and to all destinations, on a private coach
  • The company of fellow theater lovers in a congenial, arts-filled setting
Click here for more information and to register by May 31