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Hester Street at Theater J

with The Besters

Saturday April 6, 2024 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Join the Besters for an afternoon at the theater.

We have reserved 20 tickets to the matinee performance of Hester Street at Theater J (at the DC JCC) on Saturday, April 6, 2024.

The cost of your ticket will also include a special wine and cheese reception following the show.

This event is SOLD OUT but you can join the waitlist and we will inquire about getting additional tickets.



About the Show

Hester Street
A play by Sharyn Rothstein
Based on the Film by Joan Micklin Silver
With Original Music By Joel Waggoner
Directed by Oliver Butler

The world premiere of Hester Street – the theatrical adaptation of the beloved 1975 film by Joan Micklin Silver – marks the largest production Theater J’s stage has seen in years. Hester Street depicts the uplifting journey of Gitl, a young Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe, who arrives with her son to meet her husband Jake in the tumult of the late-19th century Lower East Side. Separated from his wife and the provincial limitations of his upbringing, Jake has fully embraced his new American life—one that has little in common with Gitl’s old-time ways. Faced with the disintegration of her marriage in a world she can barely comprehend, Gitl must find her voice, protect her son, and redefine her identity. A deeply moving new stage adaptation by Sharyn Rothstein (Arena Stage’s Right to Be Forgotten), featuring songs by Broadway’s Joel Waggoner, assembling a nationally-renowned team of artists and produced in association with New York-based producers Michael Rabinowitz and Ira Deutchman, Hester Street is an unforgettable show, awash in the humor, heartbreak and hope essential to the Jewish immigrant experience.



Saturday, April 6


2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Non-WHC Site