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  • Everyone (including audience members) at Theater Wit is required to be vaccincated to enter the building.
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Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon

OVER 120 PERFORMANCES!

★★★ 1/2 STARS! Savagely fearless, hilarious comedy! It's a perilous arena, these matters of race and appearance, but if people are laughing, there are real opportunities for the fearless. And this hilarious staging of "Bad Jews" grabs its chance and squeezes hard. Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune [Full review]
★★★★ Nuanced questions about cultural identity and assimilation and a lot of nervous laughter! Tremendously disquieting. Kris Vire, Time Out Chicago [Full review]
Witty and ruthless! Laura Lapidus makes Daphna utterly mesmerizing as she dances through Jonah's apartment, performing a kind of scorched-earth psychic ballet. Tony Adler, Chicago Reader [Full review]
★★★★ The most extraordinary acting I’ve seen on a Chicago stage! The audience is sent out of the theater dazzled. CTR [Full review]
A stellar piece of emotional bloodsport, courtesy of director Jeremy Wechsler and a game, jugular-slashing cast. But Bad Jews isn’t cheap. It is a heartfelt, almost rabbinical debate about what it means to be Jewish. It’s interested in cultural memory, institutional religion, and the tug-of-war between progress and tradition. New City [Full review]

Nothing brings out the worst in a family like a funeral. Daphna is the most devout Jew in the Feygenbaum family. (Just ask her.) Her cousin Liam is the most deserving first-born. (Just ask him.) Don't ask Liam's brother Jonah anything. In this savagely funny comedy, long standing (and not-so-buried) antipathies boil up in a battle between two cousins over a treasured family heirloom. Stir in the identity curation and you get one of the funniest, wisest, most excruciating plays you'll see this year.

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