The Koffler Centre of the Arts presents the Toronto premiere of Joshua Harmon’s “exhilaratingly abrasive” play, Bad Jews (Daily Telegraph). After the death of their beloved grandfather, three cousins gather in a cramped Manhattan apartment to fight over a precious family heirloom, learning there is much more at stake than who gets what.
In one corner is Daphna Feygenbam, a "real Jew" who is volatile, self-assured, and unbending. In the other is her equally stubborn cousin Liam, a secular and entitled young man who has 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 a pendant their grandfather carried through the Holocaust, a fierce and hilarious brawl over family, faith, and legacy ensues. Bursting with crisp, fast-paced dialogue, Bad Jews is “delicious, nasty fun” (New York Post) that is as thought-provoking and poignant as it is viciously funny.
Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon
Starring Rebecca Applebaum, Kristopher Turner, Daniel Krantz, and Julia Vally
Directed by Michèle Lonsdale Smith
Presented by the Koffler Centre of the Arts
In addition to ten performances of Bad Jews, the Koffler Centre of the Arts will present a series of associated public programs including talks and workshops.