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One Jewish Boy

By Stephen Laughton
Directed by Johanna Gruenhut
June 7 – July 2, 2023


In this bittersweet, sophisticated and quick-fire new British comedy about antisemitism, Jesse, a nice Jewish boy, falls in love with Alex, a nice mixed-race girl. The love between them is pure and absolute, but Jesse has never been able to shake off the vicious attack that changed him forever. Navigating any relationship is difficult enough, but what happens when you factor in politics and rising prejudice? Don’t miss the US premiere of this urgent and unflinching comedy, which pits the impact of hatred against the power of love.

“Moving… shows how race, gender, class, culture, and, perhaps most importantly, fear, impact on the characters’ lives” –The Stage

“Does what good theatre should do – it begs questions and provokes thought which linger in the mind long after… provocative, urgent and powerful” –Attitude Magazine


This show runs approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes with no intermission.

Content transparency: This play contains depictions of assault, drug use, and hate speech. 

Ann Gilbert
Sandra and Stephen Lachter
Karen Lehmann
Jeff Menick
M. Craig Pascal
April Rubin and Bruce A. Ray
Hank Schlosberg*
Dr. Stuart Sotsky

Danny Gavigan*
Alanna Saunders*

*Appearing through an Agreement between this theater, Theater J, and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

Director: Johanna Gruenhut
Set Design: Debra Kim Sivigny+
Costume Design: Danielle Preston+
Lighting Design: Jesse W. Belsky+
Sound Design: Matthew M. Nielson+
Associate Sound Designer: Crescent Hays
Associate Sound Designer: Levi Manners
Props Design: Pamela Weiner
NYC Casting Director: Elizabeth Hay
Violence and Intimacy Coordinator: Cliff Williams III
Dialect Coach: Tonya Beckman
Production Stage Manager: Anthony O. Bullock*
Assistant Stage Manager: Abby Fry
Assistant Stage Manager: Fior Tat

*Appearing through an Agreement between this theater, Theater J, and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
+Member of United Scenic Artists Local 829

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 2023 7:30 PM

Pay-What-You-Choose Preview

THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2023 8:00 PM

Pay-What-You-Choose Preview

MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2023 7:30 PM
Opening Night
SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2023 2:00 PM
Creative Conversation: 

Attend an insider’s reflection on the creative process. Theater J artists from each production answer questions and offer insights about design, inspiration, rehearsal, and collaboration.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2023 7:30 PM
Cast Talkback: 

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an actor or to perform on stage at Theater J? Well, here’s your chance! Join members of the cast to ask your burning questions about their artistic practice and the production.
SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2023, 2:00 PM
Sunday Symposium:
Hear from experts on topics related to each production. With equal parts lecture and conversation, Theater J invites specialists in their fields—doctors, historians, theologians and activists—to delve deeper into the play’s history, cultural context, and themes.
SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2023, 7:30 PM
Open Captioning