Theater J has emerged as one of the most distinctive, progressive and respected Jewish theaters in North America by virtue of its ambitious range of programming and the bold, imaginative artistry of its playwrights, directors, designers and actors.
The 2008-2009 Season includes:
Honey Brown Eyes
By Stefanie Zadravec
October 22 - November 30, 2008
Bosnia 1992. A Serbian paramilitary must face the consequences of his own brutality, while a Bosnian resistance fighter, crippled by the limits of his own courage, seeks refuge with a kindred soul.
Shalom Aleichem: Laughter Through Tears
Written and performed by Theodore Bikel
December 17, 2008 - January 11, 2009
This great theatrical legend returns to Theater J to unveil this movingly delivered, beautifully sung show about the pioneering 19th Century author Sholom Aleichem and his journey to America.
Written and performed by Iris Bahr
January 14 - 18, 2009
Fresh from its healded Off-Broadway run, the Israeli-American comic chameleon, Iris Bahr (of Curb Your Enthusiasm) leads us into the colorful world of a Tel Aviv café only minutes before a terrible calamity.
By Hillel Mitelpunkt
February 4 - March 8, 2009
A fatal accident leaves a Chinese foreign worker dead. Two couples' lives unravel, their indiscretions revealed, as a daughter discovers their hidden secret. A brilliant metaphor and biting look at the way we live.
The Cameri Theatre of Tel Aviv's Production of
Co-written and directed by Yael Ronen
March 14 - 29, 2009
Nine Israeli Arabs and Jews create a scathing, satirical tale of lives bound up in each other in the shadow of the security wall. A hit production from the heralded Israeli company that brought its acclaimed Hamlet to DC last year.
The Rise and Fall of Annie Hall
By Sam Forman
April 16 - May 24, 2009
Henry's a hungry librettist with a great idea and the moxie to pull it off. But complications ensue as he betrays his loved ones securing the rights to Woody Allen's famous film. A hilarious tale about skyscraper ambitions in a celebrity-driven town.
By Anton Chekhov, Adapted J by Ari Roth
June 17 - July 19, 2009
Inspired by Louis Malle's Vanya on 42nd Street, our own 16th Street provides the stage for a journey back to the Russian countryside in this tale of love and loss, with laughs and heartbreak.