Venue Details

199 Star Starred
Theater J at Goldman Theater
1529 Sixteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20036
202-777-3210
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Member Tips

renee young
We go to the comissary for good food.
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Goldstar Member
Casual dress is fine, relaxed atmosphere
info Apr 26 2012 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Street parking in the neighborhood but you may need to walk a few blocks.
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Goldstar Member
Go to the vending machines downstairs for half the price of the same items at the concession stand.
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Andrea Richman
Agreed.
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Andrea Richman
We had no idea that there was limited parking available at JCC, but walking was fine for us.
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Reviews & Ratings

71 ratings
4.5 average rating
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24 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 22 2012

This powerful drama had me on the edge of my seat. The play has an interesting historical context but it's the personal stories of the 3 characters, one white "master"... continued

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6 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 25 2012

Definitely a play worth seeing, but not for the squeamish (there's a fairly graphic scene involving a leg amputation). More importantly, the play raises some fascinating... continued

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47 reviews
10 stars
attended May 05 2012

The three actors were outstanding and the plot line held my attention the whole time. The material was very heavy, so don't go expecting to be uplifted or have a happy... continued

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Website

http://washingtondcjcc.org/center-for-arts/theater-j/on-stage/11-12...

Quotes & Highlights

“A cause for celebration. Mathew Lopez has come as close as any author could to producing a microcosm of the genesis of a wide range of today’s Black American males.”  —_Talkin’ Broadway _

Description

Written by Matthew Lopez

Directed by Jennifer Nelson

Featuring Mark Hairston, Alexander Strain and David Emerson Toney

Matthew Lopez’s play The Whipping Man was recently staged to critical acclaim at the Manhattan Theatre Club. Mr. Lopez’s work has also been developed at the McCarter Theatre, The New Group, Ars Nova and The Lark Play Development Center. Other plays include Tio Pepe (Summer Play Festival 2008), Reverberation, and Zoey’s Perfect Wedding. He is a current member of the Ars Nova Writers’ Group and an artist-in-residence at the Old Globe Theatre.

This production employs atmospheric fog and strobe lights.

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.