Montreal, October 17, 2017 – The Segal Centre proudly welcomes back the uproarious and thought provoking Bad Jews, written by Joshua Harmon and directed by Lisa Rubin. Having received critical and public acclaim when it premiered in Montreal in 2016 (read our published review here), Bad Jews is returning to the Segal Studio from November 8 to November 26, 2017.
When three cousins gather in a cramped Manhattan apartment to mourn the death of their beloved grandfather and fight over a precious family heirloom, they learn there is much more at stake than who gets what. Bursting with crisp, fast-paced dialogue, Bad Jews is an exciting exploration of faith, family and legacy that is as poignant as it is viciously funny.
Of Bad Jews, Artistic & Executive Director and Director Lisa Rubin says:
“This daring and hilarious play about the current generation of young people grappling with the responsibility of memory, legacy, and identity resonated with audiences from all walks of life in a powerful way. So much so, that I don’t think our conversations about it are finished. We are thrilled to bring it back so that we can keep exploring these ideas together along with our electrifying cast, and through the brilliant writing of Joshua Harmon.”
One of the most talked about new plays!
Bad Jews received its world premiere at Roundabout Underground and has become one of the most popular comedies of recent years, taking Off-Broadway NY, and the West End by storm. The New York Times hailed Bad Jews as “the best comedy of the season,” and The New York Post proclaimed it’s “delicious, nasty, good fun.”
Featuring an all-star, all-Canadian cast
The Segal is thrilled to welcome back three members of the vibrant young cast which made the production such a success the first time around, including former Montrealer Jamie Elman (Student Bodies, Mad Men, and the award-winning hit Yiddish web series YidLife Crisis) as Liam Haber, a hot-tempered intellectual; Jake Goldsbie (Degrassi: The Next Generation, Being Erica and Kids in the Hall) as Jonah Haber, his much more level-headed younger brother; and Sarah Segal-Lazar (Talk Mackerel, In Memoriam and her recent debut album Two if by Sea) as their more traditional and fiery cousin Daphna Feygenbaum. Joining the cast as Liam’s “shiksa” girlfriend, Melody, is Ellen Denny, who is currently wowing audiences in the acclaimed Canadian Stage world premiere of Britta Johnson’s Life After. This incredible cast is supported by an impressive creative team including Brian Dudkiewicz (Set and Costume Design), Itai Erdal (Lighting Design), and Dmitri Marine (Sound Design).
THE SEGAL CENTRE PRESENTS
5170 chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montreal, H3W 1M7
November 8 – November 26, 2017
BY Joshua Harmon
DIRECTOR Lisa Rubin
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER Brian Dudkiewicz
LIGHTING DESIGNER Itai Erdal
SOUND DESIGNER Dmitri Marine
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Caitlin Murphy
ASSISTANT LIGHTING DESIGNER Jonathan Cleveland
FIGHT DIRECTOR Robert Montcalm
STAGE MANAGER Birdie Gregor
APPRENTICE STAGE MANAGER Danielle Laurin
LIAM HABER Jamie Elman
MELODY Ellen Denny
JONAH HABER Jake Goldsbie
DAPHNA FEYGENBAUM Sarah Segal-Lazar
Wednesday, November 8 – 8:00 p.m.
Opening Night (by invitation only):
Thursday, November 9 – 8:00 p.m.
Mondays – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday – Saturday (closed Fridays) – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesdays November 15 & 22 – 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Sundays November 19 & 26 – 2:00 p.m.
SUNDAY @ THE SEGAL
An enriching pre-show lecture series on the history, ideas, and themes of Bad Jews.
Sunday, November 12 – 11:00 a.m.
POST-SHOW CHAT AFTER EVERY PERFORMANCE!
A chance to keep the conversation going after the curtain goes down.
Group, Senior, Student, Under 30 discounts available. Subject to availability.
About the Segal Centre for Performing Arts
The Segal Centre for Performing Arts is a not-for-profit theatre company dedicated to nurturing, producing and presenting world-class English-language theatre and to showcasing the best professional artists from Montréal and beyond. A part of the community since 1967, the organization was reborn in 2007 as the Segal and has expanded to become a nationally recognized venue for the performing arts with a focus on creation, innovation, diversity and cross-cultural collaborations. Driven by a belief in the power of the arts to strengthen and connect communities, the Segal’s programming emphasizes original interpretations of popular classic and contemporary works, new Canadian musicals and engaging productions with universal appeal. www.segalcentre.org