Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Literary Festival--Opening Night--Strangers in a Strange Land
Washington DCJCC

Opening Night -- Strangers in a Strange Land: The Lives of Jewish Immigrants

Sunday, October 17   
ellis island children7:30 pm | Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater
Tickets: $25, Discounted Members/Seniors/Under 25 $20

Followed by an Opening Night reception.

 “Home” has been an often-shifting term for Jews throughout the world. This year we celebrate the Jewish immigrant experience, both in its diversity and in its commonality. Staging excerpts from classic and contemporary literature, we will travel from places like Cairo and Russia to the Lower East Side and Iran. Performing works from Gary Shteyngart, Anzia Yezierska, Alfred Kazin, Dalia Sofer and others, some of Washington’s finest actors will explore what remains and what is changed when we adopt a new home.

derek goldmanAdapted and directed by Derek Goldman, one of the region’s leading directors (In Darfur, Sholom Aleichem: Laughter Through Tears, Eurydice, Lysistrata) and Artistic Director of the Davis Performing Arts Center at Georgetown University.

Featuring: Kimberly Gilbert, Marcus Kyd, Michael Tolaydo and Barbara Rappaport

Sponsored by Tamara and Harry Handelsman.

Presented in partnership with the 16th Street J’s Theater J.

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Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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