BAD JEWS, Joshua Harmon's Ferocious Premiere Comedy Opens This Month

BAD JEWS, Joshua Harmon's Ferocious Premiere Comedy Opens This Month"There's nothing like a death in the family to bring out the worst in people." This seems to be the enduring message in Joshua Harmon's Bad Jews, a sharp, fierce comedy that questions all you know about those you love and what you really choose to believe...when you're chosen. The award-nominated play makes its Austin premiere at City Theatre, directed by Stacey Glazer, and running March 16 - April 8.

Family and faith are not always kosher. When the patriarch of a Jewish family passes away, his very different grandchildren gather together to relive, share, and remember. At odds are the annoyingly devout Daphna, a young woman who wears her Jewishness like a righteous badge of honor, and her equally self-centered cousin Liam, an entitled young man who has spent much of his life distancing himself from his cultural traditions. Liam's brother, Jonah wants to avoid confrontation, and Liam's shiska girlfriend, Melody just wants everyone to get along. When Liam declares ownership over a cherished heirloom, a battle ignites of Old Testament proportions over what their family history truly means to each of them.

Joshua Harmon is a New York City-based playwright whose works include Bad Jews, Significant Other, and the most recent, Ivanka, which he wrote after the 2016 election. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Carnegie Mellon University, and Julliard, where he worked with playwrights Christopher Durang and Marsha Norman. In 2012, Bad Jews received its world premiere at the Roundabout Theatre Company and has since become one of the most produced plays in the United States, earning nominations for Best Play from the Outer Critics Circle and the Lucille Lortel Awards in 2015. American Theatre Interview - Joshua Harmon: On Inspiration and Irrational Acts

City Theatre is excited to welcome back guest director Stacey Glazer, who led the CTC productions of How the Other Half Loves, Over the River and Through the Woods, and the acclaimed The Whipping Man. The show stars the talented quartet ensemble of Jem Goulding, David Barrera, Keaton Patterson, and Brooks Laney. The City Theatre Company is excited to be celebrating its 12th anniversary season of live theatre entertainment in Austin. CTC is an Austin-based, not-for-profit arts organization and is sponsored in part by the Austin Creative Alliance and the Austin Cultural Arts Division. Founded in 2006, the company has been recognized by the Austin Critics Table Awards, the B. Iden Payne Awards, the Central Texas Excellence in Theatre Awards, Austin Live Theatre, and has twice been voted "Best Theatre Company" by Austin American-Statesman's Austin 360. CTC is dedicated in providing quality theatrical experiences and entertainment for Austin artists and its community and continues the commitment to making productions accessible for everyone. CTC offers its discount ticket program with $10 Thursday seats and $12 student seats for any show. The ticket discount is available throughout the 2017 - 2018 season.

Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon

March 16 - April 8. Thursday - Saturday 8:00 pm. Sunday 3:00 pm.

The City Theatre 3823 Airport Blvd. Austin 78722.

General Seating $15. Front/2nd Row Reserved $20-25. Thursday all seats $10.

Tickets at the door $20. Group and student discounts.

Tickets 512-524-2870 or

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