Zalmy lives a double life: by day, he’s the rebbe’s loyal foot soldier, driving a tricked-out “Mitzvah Tank” through NYC with his best friend Shmuel. By night, he sneaks away from his Orthodox community to roller-skate, dance in discos, and listen to rock and roll. But when he befriends a zealous young man eager to be his student, the barrier between Zalmy’s two worlds starts to crack—until he must choose once and for all where he belongs. Overflowing with humor and heart, you won’t want to miss this delightful new play.

Presented by Theater J

Show Type
Running Time
90 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$30 - $65

Discount Tickets Available senior, military, 35 and under

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Box Office Phone: 202-777-3210

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 05/30/2018 - 06/24/2018
Sunday 7:30pm2:00pm-
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday 7:30pm--
Thursday 7:30pm--
Friday ---
Saturday 8:00pm--
Important Dates

Extra Performances

  • 06/04/2018 - 7:30pm
  • 06/13/2018 - 12:00pm
  • 06/15/2018 - 8:00pm
  • 06/23/2018 - 2:00pm

Open Caption

  • 06/17/2018 - 7:30pm
Performer Role
Josh Adams Shmuel
Tyler Herman Zalmy
Drew Kopas Jonathan
Madeline Joey Rose Leah
Production Personnel
Lindsay Joelle
Derek Goldman
Costume Designer
Kelsey Hunt
Set Designer
Paige Hathaway
Sound Designer
Justin Schmitz
Lighting Designer
Harold F. Burgess II


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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