Bad Jews tells the story of Daphna Feygenbaum, a 20-something “real Jew” with an Israeli boyfriend. When Daphna’s cousin Liam brings home his shiksa girlfriend Melody and declares ownership of their grandfather’s Chai necklace, a vicious brawl over family, faith and legacy ensues.
When Hugh Hefner sat down at his kitchen table to lay out the first issue of Playboy magazine in 1953, Art Paul was the guy sitting next to him. Paul became Playboy’s art director, and remained in that position until he left in 1982.
Theater has a history of making political and social statements. From Shakespeare, to Tennessee Williams and August Wilson, playwrights have used the stage to address issues of public importance. Now, with events in Ferguson, New York and most recently Baltimore - many local theaters are reacting by creating opportunities for audiences to explore issues of race and inequality. We discuss an artist’s responsibility when it comes to big issues in society.