Theatre en Bloc is currently staging the world premier production of Jacob's Ladder by local playwrights Dennis Bailey and David Mixner. Set in 1944 Washington, it's the story of a young Jewish staff member in the FDR White House who discovers that there is much he does not know about the war effort and what's really happening in Europe at the time.
This is the first production of the new work, but it's been in the planning stages for a couple of years now, staying in the minds of Theatre en Bloc artistic directors Derek Kolluri and Jenny Lavery even as the worked on other projects. The script also won the prestigious Finer Point Funding Grant. It's directed by Kolluri, and features Lavery, Zach Kleinsmith, Babs George, Johanna Whitmore, Jay Fraley, and Tom Byrne.