The Jewish Queen Lear


If it's not one thing, it's your mother!  Written in 1898, Jacob Godin's story of power and pride revolves around Mirele Efros, a wealthy widow and clever business woman who wants to find a good wife for her son.  When her children turn against her, Mirele experiences a fall of Shakespearean proportions.  

Wildly successful in its time, Gordin's materpiece of the Yiddish theater shines in a scintillating new English translation.  

Part of Theater J's season "Around Town" while its home building is being renovated.

Presented by Theater J

Show Type
Running Time
135 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$39 - $69

Discount Tickets Available Senior, 35 and under, military

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Box Office Phone: 202-777-3210

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 03/13/2019 - 04/07/2019
Sunday 2:00pm7:30pm-
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday 7:30pm--
Thursday 7:30pm--
Friday ---
Saturday 2:00pm8:00pm-
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 03/18/2019 - 7:30pm Opening Night

Extra Performances

  • 03/15/2019 - 8:00pm

Dark Days

  • 03/14/2019 (All day)

Open Caption

  • 03/31/2019 - 7:30pm
Performer Role
Valerie Leonard Mirele Efros
Tonya Beckman Khane-Devoyre
Karl Kippola Nokhemste
Sue J Song Mahkle
Frank X Shalmen
Alana D. Sharp Cantor
Healy Knight Sheyndele
Shane Wall Shloymele
Christopher Warren Yosele
Charles Trepany Daniel
Benjamin Eneman Ensemble
K.J. Moran Ensemble
Kylie Navarro Ensemble
Kate Oelkers Ensemble
Emma Stern Ensemble
Production Personnel
Jacob Gordin
Adam Immerwahr
Costume Designer
Ivania Stack
Set Designer
Andrew R. Cohen
Sound Designer
Roni Lancaster
Musical Director
James Khoury
Lighting Designer
Colin K. Bills
Adapted By
Adapted From
Translated by Nahma Sandrow
From MIRELE EFROS by Jacob Gordin


Georgetown University’s Davis Performing Arts Center, in the Gonda Theatre
37th & O Streets NW, Washington, DC 20036
About the Venue:
From Georgetown University’s main gates on 37th & O Streets NW, head directly into campus between Healy and Copley halls to the right of the statue of John Carroll, there you will find the Davis Center. If you have further questions about getting to and from The Davis Performing Arts Center, contact the Box Office


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages
  • Paid lot


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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