Live Performances and Podcasts
Purchase tickets online or contact our box office: 206.388.0832 | BoxOffice@sjcc.org M-F during regular business hours.
Seattle Jewish Theater Company Presents “My Name is Asher Lev”
Sunday, April 28 | 2 pm
$10 | $5 | cash only at the door
Adapted by Aaron Posner from the best-selling novel by Chaim Potok, “My Name Is Asher Lev” follows the journey of a young Jewish painter torn between his Hassidic upbringing and his desperate need to fulfill his artistic promise. When his artistic genius threatens to destroy his relationship with his parents and community, young Asher realizes he must make a difficult choice between art and faith. This stirring adaptation of a modern classic presents a heartbreaking and triumphant vision of what it means to be an artist. Directed by Shana Bestok. Produced by Art Fineglass
Israel Story Live: Multimedia Radio Podcast Show
Tuesday, May 7 | 7 pm
$25 | $20
First 50 UW students FREE*
University of Washington HUB Lyceum Theater
Join SJCC and Hillel UW for a magical evening of live radio theater from the creators of “Israel Story”—the award-winning radio show and podcast (a co-production of PRX and Tablet Magazine) that public radio icon Ira Glass calls “the Israeli ‘This American Life.'” With its unique blend of live storytelling and enthralling multimedia, “Israel Story” introduces us to a different Israel, one which we rarely get a chance to see: life-sized, nuanced, funny, and touching.
Part of University of Washington’s Israel Week. Everyone welcome!
*The first 50 UW students get in FREE; to reserve, complete the online form.
Rain Pryor's "Fried Chicken & Latkes"
Saturday, May 18
7 pm happy hour | 8 pm show
$40 | $35
The daughter of comedy legend Richard Pryor, Rain Pryor grew up feeling split between two cultures that had much in common but were worlds apart. Her hilarious and heart-wrenching one-woman show, directed by Eve Brandstein, reflects on her childhood growing up black and Jewish in a politically correct era.
A multifaceted actress, singer, comedian, and artistic director, Pryor’s autobiographical solo show premiered at the Jewish Women’s Theatre in Santa Monica, had a successful off-Broadway run, and is now being adapted by Norman Leer for TV.
“Impressive power” – The New York Times
“Plenty of laughs” – Huffington Post
“Poignant and hilarious tale” – Jewish Journal
“Pryor takes stage by storm” – Times of Israel
“Rain Pryor embraces the Jewish and African-American heritages that make her whole.” – The Argonaut