This spring, the Austin Jewish Repertory Theater stages its provocative production of Waiting for Godot, one of the most celebrated theatrical works of our time. Samuel Beckett's "tragicomedy" features cast members Ben Seidman, Kyle Lindsey, Bennett Neiman, Judah Braunstein, and Broadway alum Bill Karnovsky.

Be sure to join AJRT for this special production in preparation for Passover. Reserve your seat today; it's worth the wait.

 

Performances at

Congregation Agudas Achim

7300 Hart Lane

Join the Austin Jewish Repertory Theater as we present CabarJet, our first annual happy hour cabaret featuring live performances from AJRT performers past and present. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer, our silent auction, a season preview, and special remarks by artistic director Adam Roberts. All proceeds benefit the Austin Jewish Repertory Theater's 2017 mainstage season and educational programs.

CabarJet will be presented at Blackerby Stage, 1111 West Anderson Lane on Sunday, February 26 from 4 - 6 PM. Tickets are $75.

Come to the CabarJet, old chum. We'd love to see you there!

JAAM FEST 2017

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"Staggering... a muscular, energetic and heart-wrenching performance." 

                                                    -The Austin American-Statesman

"A BREATHTAKING TOUR DE FORCE."

                                                  -BROADWAYWORLD AUSTIN

The Austin Jewish Repertory Theater has become known for its fresh, imaginative productions. In 2013 AJRT mounted the first production of Sam Shepard and Joseph Chaikin's Tongues to be staged in a swimming pool. That summer, the theater commissioned Aggadot Baya'ar: Folktales in the Forest as a promenade performance on the grounds of Camp Shalom. Its multi-award-winning production of Fiddler on the Roof immersed audiences intimately within the shtetl of Anatevka, and Into the Woods turned the traditionally lush setting of Grimms Brothers greenery into a barren winter landscape.

This summer, AJRT continues its tradition of innovative stagings with W., a one-actor adaptation of Georg Buchner's landmark expressionist drama Woyzeck. In just one hour, acclaimed Austin actor Joey Hood will portray seven characters in Zachary Christman's fast-paced adaptation. W. follows the story of Franz Woyzeck, an impoverished soldier entrapped by 19th century social systems. Based loosely on the real-life story of Johann Christian Woyzeck, a German man who murdered the widow with whom he was living in 1821, the play remained unfinished at Buchner's death. With set designs by Scott Ferguson designed to immerse the audience in the action -- in addition to an exciting original score by local composer Tyler Mabry -- W. will keep audiences on the edge of their seats.

So, what does W.'s leading man think of tackling seven roles in a one-hour performance? "It's quite the challenge," he says. "I've done a couple of one-person shows in the past, but never one where I've played seven characters. [The production's director] Adam Roberts and I have been brainstorming something like this for a year now. I'm extremely excited to share it with our audiences."

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