The Jewish Queen Lear
Jacob Gordin’s Mirele Efros, English translation by Nahma Sandrow
Directed by Adam Immerwahr
March 13 – April 7, 2019
At Georgetown University’s Davis Performing Arts Center, in the Gonda Theatre
If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother! Written in 1898, Gordin’s story of power and pride revolves around Mirele Efros, a wealthy widow and clever business woman who wants to find a good wife for her son. When her children turn against her, Mirele experiences a fall of Shakespearean proportions. Wildly successful in its time, Gordin’s masterpiece of Yiddish theater shines in a scintillating new English translation. Produced in partnership with the Georgetown University Theater and Performance Studies Program. Featuring Tonya Beckman, Valerie Leonard, Alana D. Sharp, Sue Jin Song, and Frank X.
Haaretz wrote: “Unquestionably the representative play of Yiddish Theater.”
Your tickets will be available for pick up at Georgetown’s Davis Performing Arts Center one hour before your scheduled performance.
If applicable, use the following discount coupon codes:
TJSENIOR65: 10% off for people over 65
EDCJCCMem: 10% off for EDCJCC members
TJBLUESTAR: $15 off for members of the military
TJUNDER35: a $25 ticket for people 35 and under