Theater

Theater J cancels fall season

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By Elisa Posner Theater J in Washington has cancelled its fall 2020 production season “in light of the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis,” it announced...

‘Pass Over’ is a midrash on Black Lives Matter and the seder

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Review Right now: A street corner. 1855: A plantation. But also the 13th century BCE, Egypt, a city built by slaves. This is the journey...

‘Easy Women Smoking Loose Cigarettes’ features yet another psychologically dysfunctional Jewish family

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Marian is a Jewish mother extraordinaire. Don’t drag your rolling suitcase across the floor, you’ll scratch the wood, she exhorts her daughter who has...

Actor Sasha Olinick’s second encounter with Einstein

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When Sasha Olinick was in junior high school, he had a life-size poster of Albert Einstein hanging in his bedroom. This month you can...

Lost souls in Theater J’s ‘The Wanderers’

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Review At 40, Anna Ziegler is the most-produced playwright at Washington Theater J — more than Neil Simon, Arthur Miller or anyone else. Ziegler’s writing...

In ‘Sheltered,’ past sheds light on current refugee crisis

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  Review Set in 1939, it would be easy to label “Sheltered,” New York theater artist and playwright Alix Sobler’s new play, a historical drama. It...

Theater J introduces two new Jewish theater prizes

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Theater J in Washington announced Tuesday the creation of two national Jewish theater prizes. The Trish Vrandenburg Jewish Play Prize will award $15,000 to an...

D.C. playwright Ken Ludwig’s love letter to his parents

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In a quiet corner of the Chevy Chase Club’s unassuming Winter Center Dining Room, Ken Ludwig sips a cappuccino. The Tony-Award-winning playwright, who lives...

‘Rags,’ opening at George Mason University, isn’t ‘Fiddler,’ the sequel

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“Fiddler on the Roof,” the great Sheldon Harnick, Jerry Bock, Joseph Stein musical, is kvelling again. It’s in Yiddish. A documentary about it is...

Beautiful music, biblical inspiration make ‘Love Sick’ a timeless story

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The overpowering sound of a construction worker’s leaf blower drones on. Then, suddenly, a single haunting voice breaks through that noise in an Israeli...