The Jewish Queen Lear

Jacob Gordin’s Mirele Efros, English translation by Nahma Sandrow, Directed by Adam Immerwahr

March 13 – April 7, 2019
At Georgetown University’s Davis Performing Arts Center, in the Gonda Theatre

If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother! Written in 1898, Gordin’s story of power and pride revolves around Mirele Efros, a wealthy widow and clever business woman who wants to find a good wife for her son. When her children turn against her, Mirele experiences a fall of Shakespearean proportions. Wildly successful in its time, Gordin’s masterpiece of Yiddish theater shines in a scintillating new English translation.  Produced in partnership with the Georgetown University Theater and Performance Studies Program.  Featuring Tonya Beckman, Valerie Leonard, Sasha Olinick, Alana D. Sharp, Sue Jin Song, and Frank X.

Haaretz wrote: “Unquestionably the representative play of Yiddish Theater.”

Your tickets will be available for pick up at Georgetown’s Davis Performing Arts Center one hour before your scheduled performance.

At Georgetown University’s Davis Performing Arts Center, in the Gonda Theatre

Located near the main gate at 37th and O Streets, NW, Washington, DC

Valerie Leonard
Tonya Beckman
Sue Jin Song
Frank X
Alana D. Sharp

All events are free and open to everyone except where noted otherwise. All events and times subject to change. Please check this page for up-to-date announcements.

Date Discussion
Sunday Symposium
Cast Talkback
Creative Conversation

The Jewish Queen Lear is made possible through the support of our production angels

Leading Angels

James A. Feldman and Natalie Wexler
Alfred Munzer and Joel Wind
Diane and Arnold Polinger
Elaine Reuben
Amy Weinberg and Norbert Hornstein

Sponsoring Angels

Lois and Michael Fingerhut
David Bruce Smith

Supporting Angels

Andrea Boyarsky-Maisel and Harvey Maisel
Susan and Dixon Butler
Rae Grad and Manuel Schiffres
Martha Gross and Robert Tracy
Bella Rosenberg
Chaim Schwartz Foundation
Mita Schaffer and Tina Martin