Apr 23, 2023 - May 14, 2023 | Sylvan Adams Theatre

By Joshua Harmon
Directed by Lisa Rubin

A new dark comedy from the writer of the smash hit Bad Jews! 

In this latest from multi-award-winning playwright Joshua Harmon, a Jewish couple in 1944 Paris face the aftermath of the Holocaust. More than 70 years later, their great-grandchildren find themselves facing the same question as their ancestors: "Are we safe?"

Rife with Harmon’s signature biting dialogue and cutting wit, Prayer for the French Republic won the 2022 Drama Desk Award for Best Play and is a sweeping look at history, home, and the effects of an ancient hatred. 

Winner! Three 2022 Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Play

Winner! 2022 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Off-Broadway Play

★★★★★. Brave, articulate, moving and necessary new play.”New York Stage Review 

“Ambitious and maddening, thought-provoking and schematic.’’ – The New York Times

“Such a richly dense and emotionally engaging piece of drama.” – New York Theatre Guide


“Future generations will study Joshua Harmon’s works the way we do Mordecai Richler and Leonard Cohen for his white hot commentary on contemporary Jewish lives. If you loved Bad Jews, this play is a must-see!”

Content Advisory 
The Segal Centre acknowledges that some content may be difficult for some people. We want to provide audiences with the information to care for their well-being and decide what is appropriate for their children. Should you be unsure based on the advisory, please contact us and we will be happy to help you with you decision. 

Age-based restrictions are recommendations only. 

Please note that babes in arms or children under the age of two (2) are not permitted in the theatre unless expressed permission is given by the theatre.  

  • Recommended for 14+
  • Mature themes and very strong language
  • Content includes representations of experiences of victims of the Holocaust, multigenerational trauma, mass shootings, home invasions, antisemitism, and hate crimes


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