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The Jewish Repertory Theatre is an award-winning, professional equity theatre that is a proud member of the Theatre District Association, the Theatre Alliance of Buffalo, and the Alliance for Jewish Theatre. Drama illuminates the human condition and the JRT strives to bring this into focus through the lens of Jewish stories. The Jewish Repertory Theatre is truly theatre for everyone.

Our performances take place in the Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre, an intimate 100-seat, black box theatre, located in the JCC Benderson Family Building at 2640 North Forest Road, Amherst, NY. We are accessible and offer free parking in the large lot that is part of the JCC.

JRT is a program of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo.

Season subscriptions are available! Single show tickets on sale for Photograph 51!

COVID-19 Vaccination & Mask Guidelines for Photograph 51

For the safety of JRT staff and patrons, all performances of Photograph 51 will require proof of an FDA authorized COVID vaccination (Pfizer, Moderna, J&J) or a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) within 72 hours of the performance.  Also, all attendees, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear a mask.

Proof of vaccination or negative test result will be checked before patrons are admitted into the theater space. Proof of vaccination may be an NYS vaccination card or NYS Excelsior Pass, as well as a photo ID.

All performers of the JRT and crew are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

For any questions or more information about the JRT season, please contact Adam Yellen at 716-688-4114 Ext. 309 or by email .

2021-2022 Season

Photograph 51

By Anna Ziegler

Running October 21- November 14

This engaging and critically acclaimed play tells the fascinating and little-known true story of Rosalind Franklin, one of the great female scientists of the twentieth century, and her quest to map the contours of the DNA molecule.  A chorus of physicists relives the chase, revealing the unsung achievements of this trail-blazing, fiercely independent woman. Ambition, isolation, and the race for greatness are explored in this intelligent, exciting and quickly paced show. 

Directed by Katie Mallinson 

“It’s a perfect science-history play, with all the hurtling momentum of a race towards discovery, all the step-by-step deductions, competition and backhanded betrayals.” —Variety. 

 

The Treasurer

By Max Posner

Running February 3-27 

This darkly funny, sharply intimate portrait chronicles the strained ties between a son and his aging mother. In the wake of her husband death Ida Armstrong is broke, lonely and fading fast. After spending a large chunk of her children’s money her estranged son is forced to take on the role of The Treasurer:  an arrangement that becomes untenable the more he questions his devotion to her. A hit in New York City and across the country, this poetic and thought-provoking show explores the bonds and divisions of families later in life, as well the possibilities of forgiveness and change.    

Directed by Saul Elkin 

 “…something of a Glass Menagerie forty years on, with an unlikely but welcome touch of Neil Simon…[Posner] displays a brightly contemporary point of view with a keen comic sense.” —The Huffington Post. 

Modern Orthodox

By Daniel Goldfarb

Running May 5-29 

This hilarious and heartfelt comedy tells the story of Ben Jacobson, an Upper West Side financial consultant ready to propose to his long-time girlfriend Hannah, and Herschel Klein, an Orthodox diamond dealer tasked with selling Ben an engagement ring. After a fateful first meeting Herschel becomes entangled in the lives of Ben and Hannah for better and worse. Initially Ben and Herschel’s differing views on their shared religions divides them, but as both men struggle with romantic relationships and faith an unexpected bond is forged between them in their pursuit of love. 

Directed by Saul Elkin 

“Hilarious. There are lots of belly laughs, thanks to playwright Daniel Goldfarb’s ability to craft genuinely funny one-liners.” —NY Post. 

Contact Us

Jewish Repertory Theatre of WNY 

The Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre
Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo
Benderson Family Building
2640 North Forest Rd, Getzville, NY 14068
JRT Box Office 716-650-7626
Adam Yellen, Director of Performing Arts: 716-688-4114 x309
Fax: 716-688-3572
General questions and concerns: Send Mail

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