March 3 , 2024

J For J

(Benefit Staged Reading)

In this semi-autobiographical drama, Jenny Sullivan discovers a journal that her father, Hollywood film, TV and stage actor Barry Sullivan (“The Great Gatsby,” “The Tall Man”) started when her brother Johnny was born. The entries continue after Jenny’s birth, ending with the words, “Remember Johnny, you must take care of your sister Jenny – it’s J for J.” But over time, it becomes clear that Brother Johnny is “slow”, incapable of taking care of himself or anyone else. In this literate and lovingly conceived story, Sullivan explores the ache and anger of “not being enough”; the awesome, sometimes awful responsibility of feeling solely responsible for another’s physical and emotional well-being; and the strange, sweet surprise of being loved at an unexpected moment.

“…a quiet little miracle of a show about
families everywhere.”
          – L.A. Times

Tickets are $49.50 per person.
VIP tickets (only available on Saturday) are $75 and include a post-show reception with the artists.

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Rubicon Theatre

1006 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001