Bad Jews opening at the Odyssey theater this weekend is well worth experiencing. The supercharged cast is able to make you understand the unlikeable characters they play. This beautifully structured play clearly hooks you with a conflict then builds to a climax and resolution.
This is a very dark comedy play by Joshua Harmon. After a beloved grandfather dies in New York, leaving a treasured piece of religious jewelry that he succeeded in hiding even from the Nazis during the Holocaust, cousins fight over not only the family heirloom, but their “religious faith, cultural assimilation, and even the validity of each other’s romances.