Theater

Storytellers take D.C audience to confrontations with injustice

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With just binders in their hands, a group of storytellers took viewers from their device screens to places like the Argentine Dirty War and...

‘Secret Things’ uncovers hidden Jewish stories

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Review Family secrets have a way of coming back to haunt us. In the play “Secret Things,” the family mystery doesn’t date back decades, or...

The aphorisms come fast and furious in ‘Tuesdays With Morrie’ at Theater J

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It’s not a spoiler to note up front that Morrie Schwartz, the Brandeis University sociology professor who loves giving advice, dies at the end...

The artistic director as rabbi: Jason Loewith

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There was a time as a teenager when Jason Loewith aspired to become a rabbi. These days, as artistic director of Olney Theatre Center...

‘Dr. Ruth’ is in the house at Theater J’s reopening

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Opening nights at Theater J are always buzzy. With an audience filled with high-roller supporters and machers in the Jewish community, along with long-time,...

David Strathairn performs in one-man show on Jan Karski’s life

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Jan Karski was a soft-spoken man with Old World manners. Lanky with piercing blue eyes and a gentle smile, one would have been hard-pressed...

On the making of Jewish plays: D.C. native shares top playwriting prize with author...

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When fledgling playwright Talisa Friedman submitted her first full-length play to the 2021 Jewish Plays Project competition, the contest rules were so unusual and...

‘Tevye in New York’ imagines the famous ‘Fiddler’ hero’s life beyond Anatevka

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By Tom Tugend LOS ANGELES — The last time we saw Tevye the Milkman on Broadway in “Fiddler on the Roof” was in 2016, escaping...

Ari Roth parts company with Mosaic Theater

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Ari Roth, artistic director of Mosaic Theater Company of D.C., is leaving the theater that he founded in 2014. The announcement of Roth’s resignation came...

Playback theater group hands stage over to Jews of color

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“Jewish Institutions: This Is What Jewish People of Color Need You to Know,” is not a typical musical or comedy. The actors in the show...