One Act play: 95 minutes
It’s about what you choose to believe when you’re chosen.
There’s nothing like a death in the family to bring out the worst in people. A beloved grandfather has died and a treasured family heirloom with religious significance is up for grabs. But who is most deserving of it? Bossy, overbearing, fanatically religious Daphna? Her wealthy cousin Liam who’s just returned from skiing with his non-Jewish girlfriend Melody? Or Jonah, his brother, who would prefer not to get involved in the fight? A cramped Manhattan apartment becomes the setting for a viciously hilarious quarrel about family, faith and legacy as the contenders lock horns in a savagely funny battle royale, escalating to Old Testament proportions.
Bad Jews features young people who express their beliefs with passion and intensity – so it contains some strong language that may not be to everyone’s taste.
“The best comedy of the season.” The New York Times
“Viciously funny.” Daily News
“Exhilaratingly abrasive…A terrific family comedy” Sunday Times
“Ferociously clever…a visceral thrill” Evening Standard
“Hilariously, exquisitely edgy” The Times
“Scaldingly funny” Daily Telegraph
“Vivid, raw, brilliant.” Financial Times
Bad Jews trailer
“Exquisitely hilarious” The Independent
“Pacy, funny and frequently provocative” Daily Mail
“A riotous evening” Time Out