Andy and the Shadows: New Comedy at Theater J
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The last date listed for Andy and the Shadows was Sunday May 5, 2013 / 7:30pm.
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Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Fenton
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Ari Roth is an excellent Artistic Director, selecting interesting and challenging plays that provoke conversation and dialogue. This was Air's own play and it was terrible! I cannot think of another time in my life when I have left a theater at intermission because I couldn't sit through any more. Ari needs to stick to what he knows best, and play writing doesn't seem to be it!
Quotes & Highlights
- Andy and the Shadows has been Helen Hayes Awards Recommended.
- "That Roth, longtime artistic director of Theater J, manages to mine the confusion of an anguishing legacy for knowing laughs is one of the higher achievements of this embraceable play, whose peripatetic structure is a mirror on Andy’s jittery inability to make peace with himself. The winning embodiment of questing Andy is mastered here by Alexander Strain, who as the evening’s tireless anchor gives one of the strongest performances of his Washington career." --Washington Post
By Ari Roth
Directed by Daniella Topol
Featuring Veronica del Cerro, Colleen Delany, Kimberly Gilbert, Davis Hasty, Stephen Patrick Martin, Jennifer Mendenhall, Jon Odom and Alexander Strain
A family comedy with Freudian hallucinations and pre-marital angst by Theater J’s Artistic Director and award-winning playwright. Andy Glickstein is the son of Holocaust refugees who fears he can't get married because he hasn’t suffered enough. His family's gathered on the South Side of Chicago to celebrate his engagement to clear-headed Sarah, but party preparations are interrupted as Andy is pulled by memories and pre-adolescent enchantments of his mother's bath-time stories recounting her dramatic escapes from the Nazis. Andy's search for his duendé—the Spanish expression of soulfulness and tragic ecstasy made popular in Ernest Hemingway novels—leads him to make a movie mythologizing his mother's triumphant legacy and, when that fails, his father's unsung Zionist heroism, but he ultimately finds more meaning in a jar of jam and a hospital bed that sleeps two.
The running time of this show is 2 hours and 10 minutes.
Recommended for high school ages and up. No children under 5 admitted. All patrons must have a ticket.
About the Ticket Supplier: Theater J
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. A program of the Washington DC Jewish Community Center, Theater J works in frequent collaboration with other components of the Washington DCJCC’s Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts: the Washington Jewish Film Festival, and the Literary and Music Department.