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Out of Character at Theater J

Dates: (1/8/2025 - 1/26/2025 )

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Theater J


1529 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Washington, DC,DC 20036

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Written and performed by Ari’el Stachel
Directed by Tony Taccone
A Berkeley Rep production co-presented by Theater J and Mosaic Theater Company

Tony Award-winner Ari’el Stachel’s one-man show brings to life a full ensemble of characters from his past, availing uproarious laughter, insight, and transformative performance to illuminate what it means to pursue – and accept – our complex identity. From hilarious sweat-gland cures to earnest investigations, Out of Character weaves an expansive autobiographical tale of his Yemeni Jewish mixed ethnicity, mental health, and success – all to the tune of relentless humor and extraordinary talent.

Few artists can embody such a wide repertoire of true stories, from childhood to fame, with such compassion and specificity. As a child, Ari’el transfers schools and changes wardrobes and tastes in music to mixed results, naming the pain and confusion of belonging to many ethnic groups all at once. As an adult, he battles chronic anxiety in front of audiences of thousands, managing the panic in order to achieve his dreams. In a world that defines who we are as check-boxes for middle-eastern, white, Jewish, and Other, Ari’el pursues a life where all his identities can breathe as one.



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