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Bad Jews is an insanely funny play which revolves around three Jewish cousins and their claim to a very precious family heirloom. The play is written by Joshua Elias Harmon, who is a student currently enrolled in Juilliard's Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights program. Harmon finally got admission in the Juilliard program based on this comic play, having been declined on his three previous attempts. Harmon also has degrees in playwriting, from the Carnegie Mellon University and the Northwestern University, to his name. Get your hands on the Bad Jews tickets and watch "One of the funniest things on the New York Stage right now",as described by The Huffington Post.
Bad Jews introduces us to a scenario in a cramped New York apartment, to members a Jewish family. The family members is faced with a situation in which the grandfather of the members have passed away. The ensuing plot holds true to the notion that death brings out the worst in people. Their grandfather leaves behind an extremely valuable Chai necklace.
Their grandfather kept the necklace safe by hiding it under his tongue, in his time at a concentration camp. Rights of ownership to the religious relic are claimed by Diana and her cousin Liam. Both of the cousins are poles apart; while Diana insists on using her Hebrew name, Daphna, Liam absolutely does not prefer being called by his Hebrew name,Shlomo. The question keeps the audience hooked on to the story; who will eventually end up with the heirloom?
Diana's aggressive attempts are parried only by Liam's determination. Diana has many reasons to be furious with Liam, for instance, his arrival just after their grandfather's funeral ticks Diana off. Diana is further enraged, when she finds out Liam is accompanied by his girlfriend, Melody. Melody, according to Diana, is outside their faith and of lower intellect than Liam. Diana and Liam's differences result in a hilarious brawl. The play is made even more entertaining by the small, yet very brilliantly acted, role of Liam's younger brother, Jonah.
The Director Daniel Aukin ensures there's not a single dull moment to be found in the entire play, which runs for slightly more than an hour and half. The four actors in the play complement each other nicely. Tracee Chimo carries out Diana's ferocious role to perfection. Michael Zegen, who plays Liam Haber, does the job equally well. Molly Ranson who plays Melody, ensures that the role sustains its terrific delicacy. While witnessing the clash between the two cousins, she gives daffy expressions making the scenes more comical. Jonah played byPhilip Ettinger speaks more with his slinky and prowling body language, than with his actual dialogues. All the four actors bring the Bad Jew alive with their acting skills.
The play was initially being performed at the Black Box theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. The Black Box theatre, which was established in 2005 has a very limited capacity and can hold up to sixty two people, giving a very intimate theatre experience. However, after the Bad Jews started gaining popularity, it has since been shifted to the much larger, Laura Pels Theatre. The Laura Pels Theatre is named after board member Laura Pels, who contributed generously to the Roundabout Theatre Company for building their off-Broadway theatre. The Laura Pels theatre has a seating capacity of four hundred and twenty four people.
Don't miss the chance to watch Joshua Harmon's Bad Jew, a funny play that doesn't lose its lively appeal throughout. Watch the engaging play with Bad Jews tickets.