THEATER J 2017-2018 SEASON

Sotto Voce by Nilo Cruz

Sotto Voce

By Nilo Cruz
Directed by José Carrasquillo
October 3-29, 2017

Love transcends all borders in Pulitzer Prize-winner Nilo Cruz’s passionate and lyrical Sotto Voce. A young Cuban man’s research into the fate of the S.S. St. Louis leads him to a reclusive writer who refuses to talk about the ship of Jewish refugees that fled Nazi Germany only to be denied entry into both Cuba and the United States. As he strives to uncover the mysteries she’s hiding, an old romance is relived and a new one blossoms.

This dreamlike sonata explores the plight of the refugee, the resilience of love, and the sensuality of imagination.

The Last Night of Ballyhoo by Alfred Uhry

The Last Night of Ballyhoo

By Alfred Uhry
Directed by Amber McGinnis
November 29-December 31, 2017

The year is 1939 and Atlanta’s posh German Jews are preparing for Ballyhoo, their annual lavish country club ball. The Freitag family hopes that the party of the year will be the chance for their daughters to meet their future husbands—but when their uncle brings home his new employee, a handsome Eastern European bachelor from Brooklyn, everyone must confront their own prejudices, desires, and beliefs.

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play, The Last Night of Ballyhoo is an achingly beautiful, comedic, and enthralling romance by the writer of Driving Miss Daisy.

Jonathan Safran Foer’s

Everything is Illuminated

Adapted by Simon Block
Directed by Aaron Posner
January 11–February 4, 2018
A stunning and hilarious stage adaptation of Foer’s best seller about a young man who sets out to find the woman who might or might not have saved his grandfather.

Becoming Dr. Ruth

By Mark St. Germain
Directed by Holly Twyford
February 21–March 18, 2018
A triumphant and life-affirming story of how Karola Siegel went from Europe to Israel to New York, ultimately becoming America’s favorite sex therapist!

Roz and Ray

By Karen Hartman
Directed by Adam Immerwahr
April 3–April 29, 2018
This gripping medical drama about a doctor at the onset of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s is a powerful, urgent and beautiful story of a devastating chapter of medical and queer history.

Trayf

By Lindsay Joelle
Directed by Derek Goldman
May 30–June 24, 2018
A delightful buddy comedy about a pair of Chabad-Lubavitcher Jews driving their 1991 Mitzvah Tank through the streets of Crown Heights. A Theater J world premiere.

THANK YOU TO OUR SEASON SPONSORS

LEADING PRODUCERS
Arlene and Robert Kogod, The Robert and Arlene Kogod Family Foundation

SPONSORING PRODUCERS
Carolyn Kaplan
The Reva and David Logan Foundation
The Share Fund
The Shubert Foundation

SUPPORTING PRODUCERS
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Marion Ein Lewin
Nancy and Saul M. Pilchen

Theater J’s 2017-2018 Season is funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.