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Do not miss ‘Bad Jews’. Now on in Johannesburg!

Now playing at Sandton’s Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Johannesburg!Bad Jews poster

“Makes for fantastic theatre” – The Times
“Captivate”s – The Cape Argus
“A comedic explosion” – Theatre Scene CPT
“Makes for fantastic theatre” – The Times

After the death of their grandfather, Poppy, a family heirloom propels cousins Daphna and Liam into a domestic battle of honour, faith and heritage. The devoutly Jewish Daphna is at odds with her secular cousin Liam, an entitled young man detached from his cultural traditions. Caught in the middle are Jonah, Liam’s younger brother, and Liam’s non-Jewish girlfriend Melody, who just wants everyone to get along. When the group is forced to spend the night in close quarters, hilarity and mayhem ensues.

The production garnered a five star review from the Jewish Chronicle (UK). “There is something particularly remarkable about the way Harmon explores how post-Holocaust Jewish generations live with the legacy of the Shoah (Holocaust). Remarkable, because Bad-Jews-Online-11whereas most dramatists would address that territory with sombre respect, Harmon does it with irreverent wit.” John Nathan – The Jewish Chronicle (UK), January 2015.

This Fugard Theatre production features Lara Lipschitz (Cabaret, Jersey Boys) as Daphna, a devout Jew, who is unbending and religiously opinionated. Opposite Lara is Glen Biderman-Pam (Somewhere on the Border, The Epicene Butcher) who plays Liam, Daphna’s secular cousin. Oliver Booth (Skews Me, Life with Oli Booth, CHAMP) plays Jonah, Liam’s younger brother and Ashley de Lange (X+Y, Gly) plays Melody, Liam’s  new non-Jewish girlfriend.

Greg Karvellas (CHAMP, The Frontiersmen) directs, with set and costume designs by Saul Radomsky (The Shadow of the Hummingbird, Orpheus in Africa).

14 Jan 2016 – 14 Feb 2016

Dates & Times
TUE – FRI 8:15 PM | SAT 4 & 8:15 PM
Tickets
R120 – R180
Duration
1 hour 20 minutes

Cast
Lara Lipschitz-                  Daphna
Glen Biderman-Pam-     Liam
Oliver Booth-                   Jonah.
Ashley de Lange-            Melody

Creative
Joshua Harmon-            Writer
Greg Karvellas-              Director
Saul Radomsky-             Set and Costume Design

Booking at Computicket.

Submitted for: Greg Karvellas

 

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