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About the Show
An equally hilarious and savage look at how sometimes family can be our greatest adversary and faith our most powerful weapon against them.
The night after their grandfather’s funeral, three cousins engage in a knock-down, drag-out war over a precious family heirloom that was protected through the Holocaust. In one corner is the volatile and self-righteous “Super Jew” Daphna Feygenbaum. In the other is her entitled and proudly-secular cousin Liam, with his “shiksa” girlfriend Melody in tow. Caught in the middle is Liam’s brother, Jonah, who wants nothing more than to be left out of it. Bad Jews provides an irreverent take on faith in modern America. Click here to watch a quick rehearsal sneak peek of the show!
Bad Jews is the second of a pair of shows about religion in NextStop’s 2017/2018 season. Its counterpoint, the musical Godspell, provides an uplifting and rocking rendition of the parables of love and tolerance of Jesus Christ. Bad Jews finishes the season in May and is the capstone to a year-long commitment by NextStop to provide different perspectives on similar topics.
Bad Jews is 90 minutes long with no intermission.
Audience advisory: Bad Jews contains adult language that may not be suitable for all ages.
Bad Jews is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French.
Why NextStop Picked This Show
From July 2017 to June 2018, NextStop’s shows, in pairs, explore opposing and seemingly incompatible sides of big issues and ideas. Our hope is by providing a relaxed and entertaining venue for the community to gather together and be immersed in stories highlighting diverse perspectives, that we can help break down barriers which divide.
Theatre isn’t passive entertainment. When we leave the safety of our homes, interact with strangers sitting next to us, and turn off our phones, it is a powerful act of unity. Patrons of the theatre may not always agree with challenging works but do agree to consider them. In the spirit of that tradition, NextStop’s lineup of shows for July 2017 to June 2018 presents a “Point and Counterpoint” year of theatre.
For more about our full season of shows and how to save 30% on tickets, visit www.NextStopTheatre.org/Together
Sophie Schulman / Daphna
Noah Schaefer / Liam
Vitaly Mayes / Jonah
Elizabeth Kate Vinarski / Melody
Cristina Alicea / Director
Caitlin Caplinger / Assistant Director
Jack Golden / Set Designer
Kristina Martin / Costume Designer
Sarah Tundermann / Lighting Designer
Jonathan Powers / Sound Designer
Sarah Kamins / Properties Designer
Casey Kaleba / Fight Choreographer
Laura Moody / Stage Manager
Kristen Hunter Fitzgerald / Assistant Stage Manager
Maeve Nash / Master Electrician
Jonathan Abolins / Master Electrician
Bad Jews is sponsored by: Denni Cravins, Allstate Agency Owner
NextStop’s 2017/2018 season is sponsored by: AutoScandia