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Theater J at Goldman Theater
1529 Sixteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20036
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Street parking is hard to find. But I was able to find a spot across the street from Whole Foods on P and 15th. There are 2 parking garages nearby, however, if you have an SUV, the clearance height on those garages may not be enough (6'1" - 6"3")
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If you're not looking for anything fancy - you can grab something healthy from Whole Foods which is about 3 blocks away
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21 stars
attended Jun 14 2013

Great performances by all actors

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25 stars
attended Jun 15 2013

Gold star experience - super.
Play not so good.

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5 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 01 2013

Excellent! Looking forward to more offerings!

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Quotes & Highlights

“[Lawton writes] like a stew, with tasty ingredients chopped and swirling in a bubbly cauldron” – DC Theatre Scene


By Jacqueline E. Lawton 

World premiere commissioned by Theater J and part of Locally Grown: Community Supported Art

Directed by Shirley Serotsky

Featuring Edward Christian, Crashonda Edwards, Lolita-Marie, Julian Martinez, Sasha Olinick, Colin Smith and David Lamont Wilson

Emerging from Theater J’s inaugural Locally Grown Festival, this breakthrough premiere explores the development of great African-American artists, John Biggers and Samella Lewis under the tutelage of Austrian Jewish refugee painter and educator, Viktor Lowenfeld. Focusing on the pivotal years at Hampton Institute, Virginia during WWII, this richly researched tapestry of African-American luminaries like Elizabeth Catlett reveals the dreams and travails of young artists in a still segregated society while examining the impact of World War II on a Jewish immigrant and his wife finding shelter in the US and his controversial influence in shaping the careers of African-American students.

The running time of this show is two hours and 10 minutes.

Recommended for those age 14 and older. Children 5 and under are not permitted in the theater.

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.