Venue Details

201 Star Starred
Theater J at Goldman Theater
1529 Sixteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20036
202-777-3210
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We ate at Raku on Q Street just across from the DuPont Circle Metro Station before walking to Theater J. Excellent!!
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The weather was a fine summer evening. I wore a "nice" T top, capris and sandals..
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246 events
181 reviews
62 stars
attended May 20 2013

It was a miiserable 80 minutes listening to words that sounded like they were put together by a computer.

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11 events
5 reviews
4 stars
attended May 20 2013

Full small house! Fascinating reading of play in progress by highly talented local playwright and superb and attractive trio of actors and actresses. Mystical and non-denominational play not recommended for everyone, but rather for experienced...continued

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Website

http://washingtondcjcc.org/center-for-arts/theater-j/on-stage/12-13...

Description

April 15, 7:30pm: *_The Return to Latin*_ by Allyson Currin

This play, while comic, will not shy away from the small humiliations embedded in women’s journeys as they age, and the very real fear that, in middle age, a woman’s ‘chance’ might have passed her by.

May 6, 7:30pm: *_House Beautiful *_by Liz Maestri

This one-act play demonstrates her clear sense of what interests her as a playwright.  “My work is often influenced by a fascination with things supernatural and found in nature.” 

May 20, 7:30pm: *_The Monastery*_ by Randy Baker

He describes the piece as_ _an exploration of “a character who is immortal but cursed with forgetfulness, never to remember her past lives. Now she’s in our era and destruction — both personal and literal — follows her wherever she goes.”

June 10, 7:30pm: *_A Grand Design*_ by DW Gregory

A three-actor piece inspired in part by the DC sniper shootings a decade ago. It is a dark comedy that, as Gregory puts it, “wrestles with the tradeoffs we make between security and satisfaction, and how those calculations are thrown into disarray when the shooting starts.”

June 24, 7:30pm: People of the Book by Renee Calarco

This piece asks us to consider how far we would go to believe a story that’s too good to be true. Partially inspired by the story of Rabbi Menachem Youlus — the self-dubbed “Jewish Indiana Jones” — the play goes to “some uncomfortable places,” according to Calarco. “We all yearn for survival stories,” she says, “and I’m obsessed with the stories that we collect and re-tell and believe—beyond the point of reason. It’s a theme that I explored a bit in The Religion Thing, too, and I’m so grateful to Theater J for continuing to develop my work.”

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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.