Following its success debut season in Melbourne last year, Aleksandar Vass and Vass Theatre Group alongside Alex Theatre St Kilda have announced that the all-Australian production of Bad Jews will be held at the Alex Theatre from April 27th – 14th May 2016. This will be followed by the show leaving Melbourne for a National Tour in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. Locations for the Australian tour have yet to be confirmed.
Written by New York playwright Joshua Harmon, Bad Jews is a story about family relationships, cultural identity, as well as grief, loss and legacy. It is an edgy black comedy which they have described as “a devastatingly funny battle of Old Testament proportions”.
Their beloved grandfather has died and a treasured family heirloom with religious significance is up for grabs in the Feygenbaum family. But who is most deserving of it? Bossy, overbearing, fanatically religious Daphna, who swears she is the most devout Jew in her family? Her wealthy, less observant cousin Liam, who’s just returned from skiing with his non-Jewish girlfriend, Melody? Or Jonah, Liam’s brother, who would prefer not to get involved in the fight?
This Australian production stars Maria Angelico as the domineering Daphna. She is joined by Simon Corfield as Liam, Anna Burgess as Melody and Matt Whitty as Jonah. Behind the scenes, this production is being directed by Gary Abrahams, with Jacob Battista as designer, Rob Sowinski as lighting designer, sound by Dave Ellis, costumes by Kelsey Henderson and executive producer.
Ticket prices are in the range of $50.98 – $71.36, with 8pm sessions Tuesday-Saturday, with a bonus 3pm show on Saturday and 5pm show on Sunday. Tickets are now on sale via Ticketek.