Compulsion or The House Behind

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Sid Silver is a man obsessed. When he learns about a young girl named Anne Frank and her diary, Silver makes it his mission to ensure her tale is heard. But is the manuscript a work of art? A cultural treasure? Or simply a valuable product? As he fights for the diary’s publication and the rights to adapt it into a play, Silver’s idealism turns to fanaticism, and his good intentions may prove to be his undoing. A fascinating, semi-fictional story about one forgotten writer’s battle for one extraordinary girl’s diary. Starring Paul Morella.

“Absorbing… a fascinating, multilayered tale. “

The New York Times

Presented by Theater J

Show Type
Drama
Running Time
90 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$34 - $64

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Box Office Phone: 202-777-3210

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 06/05/2020 - 06/28/2020
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Saturday 08:00pm--
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 06/10/2020 - 7:30pm Cast Talkback
  • 06/14/2020 - 2:00pm Creative Conversation
  • 06/21/2020 - 2:00pm Sunday Symposium

Extra Performances

  • 06/05/2020 - 8:00pm
  • 06/07/2020 - 7:30pm
  • 06/08/2020 - 7:30pm
  • 06/11/2020 - 8:00pm
  • 06/13/2020 - 2:00pm
  • 06/14/2020 - 7:30pm
  • 06/17/2020 - 12:00pm
  • 06/17/2020 - 7:30pm
  • 06/18/2020 - 8:00pm
  • 06/19/2020 - 8:00pm
  • 06/24/2020 - 12:00pm
  • 06/24/2020 - 7:30pm
  • 06/25/2020 - 8:00pm
  • 06/27/2020 - 2:00pm
  • 06/28/2020 - 2:00pm
  • 06/28/2020 - 7:30pm

Open Caption

  • 07/21/2020 - 7:30pm
Cast
Performer Role
Paul Morella Sid Silver
Marcus Kyd Man
Laura C. Harris Woman
Production Personnel
Playwright
Rinne Groff
Director
Johanna Gruenhut
Costume Designer
Sarah Cubbage
Set Designer
Nephelie Andonyadis
Sound Designer
Sarah O'Halloran
Lighting Designer
Jesse Belsky

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Theater J
1529 16th Street NW, Washington , DC 20036
About the Venue:
Theater J is located inside the Washington DCJCC at 16th and Q St NW

Getting There

  • Dupont Circle (Red Line)
  • 3 blocks from Dupont; at 16th and Q St NW

Parking

  • Street parking
  • Paid garages
  • Paid lot

Accessibility

  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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