May 26 – June 4, 2017 | Preview May 25, 2017
Small World Music Centre, 180 Shaw Street
$30 adult | $25 youth/senior/arts workers
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“A ferocious domestic drama” – The Guardian     
“Savage” – The New York Times
“Exhilarating, gritty, touching” ★★★★ – The Telegraph
“Blisteringly funny” – London Sunday Times
“Delicious, nasty fun” – New York Post    
“Vexes and disturbs” – LA Times

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 Feygenbaum, 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.

In addition to ten performances of Bad Jews, the Koffler Centre of the Arts will present a series of associated public programs, including post-performance conversations hosted by Nick Hutcheson and Eric Beck Rubin, with members of the Bad Jews cast and creative team.

Rebecca Applebaum – Daphna
Kristopher Turner – Liam
Daniel Krantz – Jonah
Julia Vally – Melody

Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon
Directed by Michèle Lonsdale Smith
Produced by Rebecca Applebaum
Set and costume design by Mercedes Papalia

Thursday, May 25, 2017 | 8 PM: Preview
Friday, May 26, 2017 | 8 PM: Opening night
Saturday, May 27, 2017 | 2 PM matinee | 8 PM evening
Sunday, May 28, 2017 | 2 PM matinee
Thursday, June 1, 2017 | 8 PM evening
Friday, June 2, 2017 | 8 PM evening
Saturday, June 3, 2017 | 2 PM matinee | 8 PM evening
Sunday, June 4, 2017: 2 PM matinee