BAD JEWS

by Joshua Harmon

Featuring Artist-in-Residence Benjamin T. Ismail (American Stage’s THE INVISIBLE HAND)

A TAMPA BAY AREA PREMIERE

“The best comedy of the season” -NY Times

WE THE PEOPLE…ARE TRYING TO KEEP THE FAITH

The night after their grandfather’s funeral, three cousins engage in a verbal (and sometimes physical) battle. In one corner is Daphna Feygenbaum, a “Real Jew” who is volatile, self-assured, and unbending. In the other corner is her equally stubborn cousin Liam, a secular and entitled young man, with his ‘shiksa’ girlfriend, Melody, in tow. Stuck in the middle is Liam’s brother, Jonah, who tries to stay out of the fray. When Liam stakes claim to their grandfather’s Chai necklace, a vicious and hilarious brawl over family, faith, and legacy ensues in this biting comedy.

JULY 11 – AUGUST 5, 2018

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Spotlight Series: PROLOGUE

30 minutes prior to every performance

Arrive early and enjoy our interactive prologue series. The discussion will explore fascinating details about the play and the artists prior to select performances. FREE to BAD JEWS ticket holders

Spotlight Series: BEHIND-THE-SCENES

Guest Speaker: TBA
Date: Sunday, July 1 at 1PM

The perfect primer! Take a peek behind the curtain before the opening of BAD JEWS with this informative and entertaining presentation about the play, the playwright, and the American Stage artists who bring it all to life. Professor Emerita Dedee Aleccia will provide relevant details about the history and central themes of the play, while members of the artistic team will give an insider’s perspective on their process.

Pricing: $10 for General Public.
Free for American Stage Subscribers and Act 1 Club Members


Spotlight Series: COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

Date: Tuesday, July 31 at 7PM

Great theatre inspires contemplation and challenges our assumptions while inviting us to come together for conversation and a deeper connection. From social and political hot-button issues to ethical dilemmas, American Stage’s Community Conversations dig deeper into the intriguing and sometimes provocative topics explored by our mainstage productions. Join a panel of local experts as they guide us through a lively discussion, and answer questions about the relevancy of the subject matter explored in the play.

Pricing: $10 for General Public.
Free for American Stage Subscribers and Act 1 Club Members

SPECIAL GUESTS: TBA


Spotlight Series: CHATBACK

Thursdays & Sundays, After Select Performances
BAD JEWS Thursday, July 19, & Sunday, July 22 & 29, 2018

Stick around immediately following select performances to talk with the cast and other audience members while the experience of the play is fresh! Ask questions about the play, the characters, and the process, plus respond to the story and ideas aroused by the production. Free for ticket holders to the performance.

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