Alex Edelman's Just For Us to Replace Is This A Room

Oct 8, 2022
Just For Us at Woolly Mammoth Theatre in DC

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company will not be presenting the previously-announced show IS THIS A ROOM. Alex Edelman's JUST FOR US will be performed at Woolly Mammoth instead. The show ran for 160 performances in New York (presented by Mike Birbiglia), sold out at multiple theatres, was named a Critic's Pick by The New York Times, and was nominated for several honors including an Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama Desk Award. The show, directed by Adam Brace, is set to begin previews November 16 and run through December 23.

Alex Edelman's JUST FOR US explores the comedian's personal life - from his Olympian brother AJ to a gorilla that knows sign language - while also delving into a bigger, more frightening story. After Edelman experiences anti-Semitic abuse online, he attends a gathering of White Nationalists in New York City to see them face-to-face. What results is a hair-raising encounter that leaves a lasting impression on the comedian and provides the title for his show.

"I feel extremely grateful and lucky that we can bring yet another deeply powerful and personal experience to Woolly's audiences during our 2022-23 season," says Maria Manuela Goyanes, Woolly Mammoth's Artistic Director. "Alex Edelman's JUST FOR US is incredibly funny and completely relevant to the conversations about race and identity that we continue to grapple with in our country. Alex empathetically speaks to his desire to find common ground with people, even when it may not be possible to do so. This show is fresh, of-the-moment, and keenly observed by a rising star in the comedy world who you will not want to miss."

"I've wanted to come to Woolly Mammoth for years and years and years, and to get to visit such an illustrious space with a show I've so adored doing in NYC is just the best," says Edelman.