Bad Jews

OCT 24 - NOV 29, 2014Buy Tickets Now

Written by Joshua Harmon
Directed by Rebecca Bradshaw
Production Stage Managed by Tareena D. Wimbish
Scenic Design by Eric Levenson
Costume Design by Tyler Kinney
Lighting Design by Chris Bocchiaro
Sound Design by Ed Young
Properties Supervision by Kat Nakaji
Fight Choreography by Angie Jepson

Producers Circle

Will and Sue Korman

Executive Producer
Betty Goldstein

Associate Producers
Emily and Justin Gainor

This production is made possible through the generosity of these donors. For more information about joining the Producers Circle please contact Jeff Kubiatowicz, Director of Development, at or 617-482-3279.

Two cousins wage war over a coveted family heirloom in this biting comedy about religion and culture. At odds are the annoyingly devout Daphna Feygenbaum, a young woman who wears her Jewishness like a righteous badge of honor, and her equally self-centered cousin Liam Haber, an entitled young man who has spent much of his life distancing himself from his cultural traditions. When the combatants are forced to spend the night in close quarters, the result is a viciously funny brawl over family, faith, and legacy.

Approximately 100 minutes, no intermission.

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Gillian Mariner Gordon*… Melody
Alex Marz… Jonah Haber
Alison McCartan*… Daphna Feygenbaum
Victor Shopov… Liam Haber

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Special Events: Bad Jews

From talkbacks to artists forums to special guest speakers, this Fall is full of special events around SpeakEasy’s production of Bad Jews! Recurring Events: ARTISTS FORUM: Participate in a talkback after the performance, featuring actors and other artists from the show. Friday, November 28(after 2PM matinee) AUDIENCE DISCUSSION: Join us for a post-show conversation about the themes and ideas […]

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2014 IRNE Nominations

The Independent Reviewers of New England have announced their nominations for the 2015 IRNE Awards, and SpeakEasy is proud to have earned 20 nominations for our productions and artists. The ceremony will be held April 13, at 7:30 pm (doors at 7 p.m.), at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, […]

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Bad Jews Production Photos

Click images below to view full size. Then right-click and “Save As” to download high-resolution versions. Credit all images to Craig Bailey/Perspective Photo.

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BAD JEWS Playwright Joshua Harmon

Playwright Joshua Harmon talks about the origins of BAD JEWS, its ideas of remembrance and memorial, and whether it’s objectively possible to be a “bad” member of any culture.

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Meet the Cast: Victor Shopov

Learn about Victor Shopov, the actor who portrays the intelligent and intense Liam.

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Meet the Cast: Alison McCartan

An interview with actress Alison McCartan, who plays the fiery Daphna, a young woman known as much for her thick, intense, frizzy, brown hair as for her “holier-than-thou” “in-your-face” attitude.

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Meet the Cast: Gillian Mariner Gordon

Gillian Mariner Gordon, the actress who plays Melody, shares her thoughts on her optimistic and sometimes “Pollyanna-ish” character.

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Meet the Cast: Alex Marz

Alex Marz talks about playing the reluctant peacekeeper, Jonah.

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Bad Jews – A Rabbi’s Reflections

Bad Jews is described as “a seriously smart comedy about family, faith, and legacy.” I would heartily agree… but we must also acknowledge that many people will find it provocative and perhaps even offensive. In the current charged political climate following this past summer’s war between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Palestinian area of Gaza, many […]

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