Tuesday, September 6, 2016

“BAD JEWS” OPENS IN TEANECK THIS WEDNESDAY

2016-17 season Bad Jews

Black Box Studios proudly presents

BAD JEWS
Written by JOSHUA HARMON 
Featuring MICHAEL GARDINER, MOLLY ROSE HELLER, EMILY LOEWUS and DAVID MEYERS
Directed by MATT OKIN

WHEN: THREE WEEKS ONLY SEPTEMBER 7 - 24, 2016; Wednesday, September 7th at 8pm (Preview, open to all); Thursday – Saturday 8 PM
WHERE:
BLACK BOX PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 200 Walraven Drive., just off Palisade Ave., Teaneck
TICKETS: $20 ($18 Students/Seniors) and are available at www.blackboxpac.com.
Group rates for groups of 5 or more are available by calling (201) 357-2221.

Bad Jews cast

BAD JEWS, which ran off-Broadway in 2013, examines assimilation, intermarriage, and every major issue facing any and every religious community today.

The Huffington Post also called the play a “thought-provoking evening,” while the New York Post called it a “smart, divisive conversation starter.”

In Bad Jews, three cousins engage in a verbal (and sometimes physical) battle on the night after their grandfather’s funeral. In one corner is Daphna Feigenbaum, 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 “shiksah” 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 their grandfather's precious chai necklace, a vicious and hilarious brawl over family, faith, and legacy ensues. (Above, Clockwise from top left: Molly Heller, Emily Loewus, Mike Gardiner and David Meyers.)

The Huffington Post called the play "One of the funniest things on the New York stage" and a "thought provoking evening," while The New York Post called it a "smart, divisive conversation starter."

Audience talk-backs with the cast, creative team, and special guests will take place after most performances: exact details forthcoming at www.blackboxpac.com.

Advisory: Bad Jews contains mature language not suitable for children under the age of 14.