You don’t have to be Jewish to appreciate the brilliant, biting comedy that is Joshua Harmon’s Bad Jews. The play was so acclaimed in its world premiere last year via Roundabout Underground, that it has returned for round two—at a bigger venue! Bad Jews moves upstairs from the 62-seat Black Box Theatre to the 420-seat Laura Pels Theatre, where it opens on October 3.
Directed by Daniel Aukin, the play features Tracee Chimo, Molly Ranson, Philip Ettinger and Michael Zegen in the darkly hilarious tale about family, faith and legacy. The story centers on Daphna Feygenbaum (Chimo), a self-proclaimed ‘real Jew’ who clashes with her cousin Liam (Zegen) when he brings home his new shiksa girlfriend (Ranson) and claims ownership over their grandfather’s beloved Chai necklace.
The show boasts set design by Lauren Halpern, costumes by Dane Laffrey, lighting by Mark Barton and sound by Shane Rettig.