Theater J 19/20 Season: Welcome Home

Welcome home to a warm and glowing Theater J inside a beautifully restored and refreshed Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center.

Welcome home to a season of provocative, entertaining, smart, funny plays that explore the Jewish experience and the universal human condition with passion, humor, and delight. Welcome to a season filled with music and heart, a season that will lift you up and keep you soaring.

This season celebrates journeys of every kind, from the intoxicating new musical Love Sick, based on the Song of Songs, and its surprising journey of the heart, to Edward Albee’s late-career masterpiece Occupant, about Jewish sculptor Louise Nevelson, and its astonishing journey of art. Winter brings two new plays, Sheltered, a suspenseful tale of one couple’s 1939 journey to save lives by emerging writer Alix Sobler, and The Wanderers, Anna Ziegler’s lyrical new play which journeys back and forth between a Satmar Hasidic couple and a modern secular couple, providing a deeply sympathetic look at modern love. Next, we will go on a journey from Germany to Jerusalem to New York with Dr. Ruth Westheimer in Becoming Dr. Ruth as we revisit Naomi Jacobson’s Helen Hayes Award nominated performance as America’s favorite sex therapist. Our season closes with a journey into the mind of an obsessed man, the semi-fictional story of a forgotten writer’s battle over the ownership of The Diary of Anne Frank in Compulsion or the House Behind.

Subscribe now to secure the best prices, seats, and enticing benefits! Call our box office Monday – Friday 12:00-4:00 PM at 202-777-3210 and we’ll make it easy and answer all of your questions. 

Theater J’s 19/20 Season is made possible through the support of our Season Sponsors

Leading Producer
Arlene and Robert Kogod, The Robert and Arlene Kogod Family Foundation

Sponsoring Producer
Cathy S. Bernard
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Sari Hornstein
Nancy and Saul Pilchen
The Shubert Foundation
Susie and Michael Gelman, The Morningstar Foundation
Revada Foundation of the Logan Family
Share Fund

Supporting Producer
Bruce A. Cohen
Alfred Munzer and Joel Wind
Melanie and Larry Nussdorf
The Marinus and Minna B. Koster Foundation
Hank Schlosberg
Patti and Jerry Sowalsky
Amy Weinberg and Norbert Hornstein

This list is current as of December 24, 2019.

With tremendous sadness, Theater J has cancelled our productions of BECOMING DR RUTH and COMPULSION OR THE HOUSE BEHIND.  

If you have tickets to one or both of these shows or have a subscription package that includes them, Theater J’s ticket office will reach out to you. It is impossible to cancel an entire run without creating serious and lasting hardships for staff and artists. We hope you will consider donating your tickets back to Theater J as a tax-deductible donation or exchanging your tickets for a future performance rather than asking for a refund. Thanks in advance for your patience as we work to be in touch with all of our patrons as quickly as we can.