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An edgy, dark comedy about family, faith and legacy
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Families include an assortment of eclectic and diverse personalities. Add in some grief, greed and pride and you get Bad Jews. Written by New York playwright Joshua Harmon, Bad Jews is a hilarious black comedy about a dysfunctional family and their battle royale for recognition and entitlement.
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When Bad Jews premiered in New York in 2013 it was such a massive hit the New York Times hailed it as "the best comedy of the season". After outstanding success in the USA on Broadway and in London's West End, Bad Jews was a smash hit in Melbourne last year with an all-Australian cast. Due to popular demand, Bad Jews returned to Melbourne this year followed by seasons in Sydney and Brisbane, and is now finishing in Perth.
Australian Producer, Aleksandar Vass said "It is an edgy, black comedy that doesn't play it safe and I think they are the types of shows that Australian audiences respond to." Vass understands "Aussies have such a broad sense of humour, and even though the play takes place within the confines of a New York Jewish family, their story could be any family that has, shall we say, relatives we love and loathe ... at the same time,"
Set in a cramped Manhattan apartment after the funeral of their beloved Grandfather, the gloves come off as the Feygenbaum family viciously squabble about family, faith and legacy. The object of their feud is a treasured family heirloom with religious significance and thus ensues the hilarious but brutal quarrel to ascertain who is the most deserving. Is it overbearing, fanatically religious, Daphna, who insists she is the most devout Jew in her family? Her less observant, wealthy cousin Liam accompanied by his non-Jewish girlfriend, Melody? Or Liam's brother, Jonah, who Is reluctant to get involved in the feud?