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Seattle Public Theater's Bad Jews; An Entertaining & Intriguing Look at Modern Religion & Tradition

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 6/10/2015 L. Steven Sieden

Seattle Public Theater recently premiered Bad Jews to a sold out house at The Bathhouse Theater, and the youthful cast kept the audience involved from beginning to the surprise conclusion. Outstanding among the four actors was Daphna brilliantly portrayed by Anna Kasabyan. Daphna is the one who claims to be a real Jew, and Kasabyan plays her as an outrageous young woman during several diatribe monologues that leave the audience unsure if she's the hero or the troublemaker.
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Here's how Seattle Public Theater describes Bad Jews:

"A fierce, biting comedy about family, faith and contemporary Jewish identity in America. The night after their grandfather's funeral, three cousins engage in an explosive verbal (and sometimes physical) battle. In one corner is Daphna Feygenbaum, a "real Jew" who is volatile, self-assured and unbending. In the other is her equally stubborn cousin Liam, a secular and entitled young man, who has his shiksa girlfriend, Melody, in tow. When Liam stakes claim to their grandfather's chai necklace, a vicious and hilarious brawl over faith and family legacy ensues."

The show is especially inviting because it's performed in the intimacy of Seattle's Bathhouse Theater where no audience member is more than five rows from the action. And Bad Jews is filled with action as the cousins literally struggle with one another and issues such as cultural change and who is genuine in a modern evolving society.
All in all, Bad Jews is a beautifully written and staged production well worth a visit to Green Lake for people of any religion or faith. It continues at The Bathhouse Theater through October 25.

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