Everything is Illuminated


Based on the best-selling novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, this stunning and often hilarious stage adaptation tells the story of a young man--also named Jonathan Safran Foer--who sets out to find the woman who might or might not have saved his grandfather from the Nazis.  Acompanied by an old man haunted by memories of the war, an amorous dog named Sammy Davis, Jr. Jr. and a young Ukrainian translator who speaks in a sublimely butchered English, Jonathan takes a quixotic journey into an unexpected past, where reality collides with fiction in a heart-stopping scene of extraordinary power.  

Presented by Theater J

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

Discount Tickets Available Seniors, under age 35, military and groups

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Box Office Phone: 202-777-3210

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 01/11/2018 - 02/04/2018
Sunday 02:00pm07:30pm-
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday 07:30pm12:00pm-
Thursday 07:30pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 02:00pm08:00pm-
Important Dates

Open Caption

  • 01/28/2018 - 7:30pm
Performer Role
Alex Alferov Alex/Sofiowka/Others
Eric Hissom Grandfather/Yankel
Daven Ralston Waitress/Others
Billy Finn Jonathan
Nancy Robinette Old Woman/Others
Production Personnel
Aaron Posner
Costume Designer
Kendra Rai
Set Designer
Paige Hathaway
Sound Designer
Palmer Hefferan
Lighting Designer
Jesse Belsky
Palmer Hefferan
Adapted By
Simon Block
Adapted From
Everything is Illuminated


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


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages
  • Paid lot


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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