The hilarious Broadway and West End hit, Bad Jews, is coming to Brisbane for a strictly limited season.
The all-Australian production of Bad Jews will play from 13-31 July.
Despite its politically incorrect title, the play has been widely embraced by the Jewish community and by audiences in general, in both the US and the UK, and of course in Melbourne, where it enjoyed a sell-out season last year.
“Aussies have such a broad sense of humour, and even though the play takes place within the confines of a New York Jewish family, their story could be any family that has, shall we say, relatives we love and loathe… at the same time,” says producer Aleksandar Vass.
“Bad Jews was a massive hit in New York in addition to the multiple touring companies across the US. In the UK, it’s still running in a sell-out season and we similarly had that success in Melbourne. Only shows that strike a chord with audiences enjoy such broad success.
“It is an edgy, black comedy that doesn’t play it safe and I think they are the types of shows that Australian audiences respond to.”
Bad Jews was the hottest show in New York when it premiered in 2013, with the New York Times hailing the show as “the best comedy of the season”.
Written by New York playwright Joshua Harmon, it’s a story about family relationships and cultural identity, as well as grief, loss and legacy. It’s a devastatingly funny battle of Old Testament proportions.
Directed by Gary Abrahams, Bad Jews features a tremendous Australian cast including Maria Angelico (Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Under a Red Moon, Hating Alison Ashley), Simon Corfield (Packed to the Rafters, Crownies and The Birth of Creation), Anna Burgess (39 Steps, The Producers, Neighbours) and Matt Whitty (Foxfinder, About Tommy, Penelope).
Bad Jews plays at QPAC from 13-31 July. Tickets are on sale now at qpac.com.au.
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