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Everything is Illuminated

By Simon Block

Adapted from the book by Jonathan Safran Foer

Directed by Aaron Posner

January 11-February 4, 2018

Based on the best-selling novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, this stunning and hilarious stage adaptation tells the story of a young man — also named Jonathan Safran Foer — who sets out to find the woman who might or might not have saved his grandfather. Accompanied by an old man haunted by memories of the war, an amorous dog named Sammy Davis, Jr. Jr., and a young Ukrainian translator who speaks in a sublimely butchered English, Jonathan takes a quixotic journey into an unexpected past, where reality collides with fiction in a heart-stopping scene of extraordinary power. A highly anticipated East Coast premiere.

“A thoughtful, nuanced piece of theater that takes a familiar theme and makes it at once strange and familiar.” —Chicago Tribune

“Everything Is Illuminated is such a strong work that its quality will shine through and audiences fall in love.” —British Theatre Guide


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Washington, DC 20036

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