The word of mouth is off the hook; the calls come in from Capital Hill; the play takes root in the community and is being talked about and sought after and we add additional performances — like tonight — and next Tuesday, October 30 — to complement another extra performance we added to the performance schedule a few weeks back when the Washington DCJCC Board of directors approved a new policy of allowing the JCC to be open not only on shabbat, but FOR shabbat programming. The distinction is crucial. We’ll be performing–and other programs at the J will be offering events–that reflect the spirit of observing the sabbath in reflective, contemplative, relaxing and transforming ways. We get things started this weekend with a Saturday, October 27 matinee performance at 3 pm. Advance ticket sales only. I’ll be there to welcome audiences attending this historic first for us at the J, soon to be come a regular, meaningful occurrence.
We’re playing this show for as many times as we can to as many great people as possible. The VIPs are showing up every night — because for us, all of our audience are VIPS. Though a few are even more “V” than others. But we can’t tell you who. That would be DC uncouth. So you can guess. As in guess who’s coming next weekend???? Yes, right before the Big Election? Should we tell you? Should you guess? Why not? Go ahead!
And coming up Friday the 26th at 2 pm, it’s a reading of the most recent draft of THE HAMPTON YEARS by Jacqueline Lawton. We’ll be back in the theater for this reading. Can’t wait to see how the latest iteration impacts an audience. Stirring times!