Back by popular demand—in time for the holidays.
The night after their grandfather’s funeral, three cousins engage in a verbal battle royale over a family heirloom. In one corner is the unstoppable and self-assured force of “Super Jew” Daphna. In the other, the immovable and entitled object of her secular cousin Liam. And in the middle is Liam’s brother Jonah, trying to stay out of the fray. This savage comedy about family, faith, and legacy became the best-selling play in Studio’s history during its 2014 run.
The title of Joshua Harmon play Bad Jews came to him on the heels of an awkward service in honor of Holocaust Memorial Day. It would take him eight years to write the actual play—a lacerating comedy about three twenty-something cousins battling over how best to honor their Holocaust survivor grandfather’s legacy.Read More
Joshua Harmon’s play traces one of the great questions of Jewish-American identity: To what extent is American Judaism a cultural identifier and to what extent is it a religious one? How do you balance assimilation and authenticity? Meet the characters of Bad Jews and take a look at where the three cousins—and one unexpected guest—fall along the spectrum from true believer to non.Read More
At 31, Joshua Harmon is both a graduate student at Juilliard and an award-winning playwright with a sold-out, Off Broadway run under his belt. Harmon continues to successfully juggle both lifestyles as multiple productions of Bad Jews spring up across the country. While Bad Jews was his breakout work, his career as a writer started much earlier.Read More