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950 West 41 Avenue, Vancouver
Vancouver, BC

Famous Artists Limited is proud to present the Vancouver premiere of Bad Jews, Joshua Harmon’s present-day story of three twenty-something Jewish cousins drawn together in New York after the death of the family’s favourite grandfather. Beloved “Poppy” came through the Holocaust in a camp hiding his gold Chai pendant from the guards, and then used it to propose to his wife. But now, Poppy has passed on, and that treasured heirloom is up for grabs. Which of his three grandchildren is the most deserving? Which one of them is the “best” Jew?

Is it the religious and cultural zealot Daphna, who changed her name from Diana? What about her privileged cousin Liam, who missed Poppy’s funeral to go skiing with his non-Jewish girlfriend, Melody? Or, perhaps, Liam’s brother, Jonah, the quiet one who would prefer not to get involved in the fight?

With a powerhouse professional cast of four under the direction of Canadian favourite, Jay Brazeau, Bad Jews is a one-act play that delivers 100 minutes of crackling, edgy energy, biting humour and a chance to consider questions of faith, race, culture and decorum.

Accessible to everybody – although there is some nasty language – this is your chance to see one of the biggest hits and best works of recent theatre in an intimate setting.

One of the most produced plays in North America and a long-running hit in New York and London, Bad Jews opens for a limited run at the Norman Rothstein Theatre this November 10th – 21st.
Don’t miss this stellar production – it is truly a “must-see”! Tickets are on sale now!

Book by – Joshua Harmon

Directed by – Jay Brazeau


Daphna – Goldie Hoffman
Liam – Alex Rose
Jonah – Amitai Marmorstein
Melody – Kayla Dunbar


The Norman Rothstein Theatre at the Jewish Community Centre)
950 W 41st Avenue (at Oak Street), Vancouver, BC
604) 257-5111

Show Dates &Times:

Tuesday, November 10th – Saturday, November 21st

Tuesday – Saturday evening performances – 8:00 pm (no evening show on Saturday, November 21st)

Saturday and Sunday matinee performances – 2:00 pm

Previews: Tuesday, November 10th and Wednesday, November 11th

Media Opening/Gala: Thursday, November 12th

Talkback Evening (with Rabbi Jonathan Infeld, Beth Israel Synagogue): Thursday, November 19th. This special evening will give audience members a rare opportunity to discuss the humour, themes and production of this marvellous play with both the cast and a true Judaic scholar and community leader.

Ticket Information:

$39.75 Adult ($34 + $1.50 FF + $4.25 s/c) $33.75 Seniors (65+) and Students (with valid student ID) ($28 + $1.50 FF + $4.25 s/c)
Special Gala Event* – Thursday, November 12th – benefitting the Jewish Food Bank $75.00 – all tickets (all fees included).
The gala experience includes a post-show reception (with complimentary refreshments) and a meet and greet with the cast and creative team. Famous Artists Limited will donate $20.00 from each gala ticket sold to the Jewish Family Service Agency for the Jewish Food Bank.
*Note: regular priced tickets are also available for this evening’s show, but do not include the post-show reception or donation option.

Tickets for all shows (including the gala event) can be purchased at Tickets Tonight, either online at or by phone at (604) 684-2787; and/or at the Jewish Community Centre – in person or by phone at (604) 257-5111.

For information on group ticket sales, please contact Lianne Cohen by phone at (604) 619-5965 or by email at

Media Enquiries: Kathleen Gibbs –

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