by Joshua Harmon
October 28th to November 14th, 2015
Daphna Feygenbaum is a “Real Jew” with an Israeli boyfriend. When her cousin Liam brings home his shiksa girlfriend Melody and declares ownership of their grandfather’s Chai necklace, a vicious and hilarious brawl over family, faith and legacy ensues. This critically acclaimed dark comedy asks questions about what you choose to believe, when you're chosen.
"The best comedy of the season!" The New York Times
"Brims with bile and belly laughs! For audiences of all stripes!" The Hollywood Reporter
"Riotous! Go see Bad Jews!" Broadway World
"The humor does more than entertain...the richness of the play is in the flamboyant vitriol of the language and dysfunctional gusto of the characters." Los Angeles Times
Warning: Adult Language.
Thursday, October 22 @ 7:30 PM- Pay What You Can
Friday, October 23 @ 8:00 PM- Preview
Saturday, October 24 @ 8:00 PM- Preview
Wednesday, October 28 @ 7:30 PM- Opening Night SOLD OUT
Thursday, October 29 @ 7:30 PM- Talkback
Friday, October 30 @ 8:00 PM- 50% Off Beer & Wine
Saturday, October 31 @ 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 1 @ 2:30 PM
Wednesday, November 4 @ 7:30 PM
Thursday, November 5 @ 7:30 PM- Talkback SOLD OUT
Friday, November 6 @ 8:00 PM- 50% Off Beer & Wine SOLD OUT
Saturday, November 7 @ 8:00 PM SOLD OUT
Sunday, November 8 @ 2:30 PM
Wednesday, November 11 @ 7:30 PM
Thursday, November 12 @ 7:30 PM- Talkback to include Torah on Tap from Temple Israel
Friday, November 13 @ 8:00 PM- 50% Off Beer & Wine
Saturday, November 14 @ 8:00 PM - SOLD OUT
|Daphna||Tommi May McNally*|
|Stage Manager||Christy Lancaster|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Katy Harding|
|Production Manager||Carrie Cranford|
|Lighting Design||Carley Walker|
|Master Carpenter||Mike Snow|
|Artistic Director||Chip Decker|
|Executive Director||Dan Shoemaker|
|General Manager||Martin Kettling|
|Development Director||Bennett Rich|
|Communications & Sales Manager||Kimberly Howard|
|Development Associate||Mark Garrison|
Tommi May McNally* (Daphna) has travelled the country performing with interactive acting troupe The Wandering Minstrels, who tell original stories through clowning, movement, music, and puppetry. Past roles include Long Island Shakespeare Festival’s HENRY V (Chorus) and MACBETH (Lady Macbeth), Airmid Theatre’s THREE-CORNERED MOON (Elizabeth), and PROOF (Catherine). She was a finalist in the American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) and the first person to have won both the Classical Acting and Comedic Actor awards. Tommi was trained in the classics by Richard Johnson (Chair Emeritus, SCCC). She currently studies with Seth Barrish at The Barrow Group and lives in Brooklyn, NY. *Member of Actors' Equity.
Brandon James (Liam) is honored to be returning to ATC after appearing in last season's production of VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE (Spike). Brandon trained as an apprentice with the Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre in Trinidad, CO and later finished his BA in Acting at Lees-McRae College. Locally, Brandon was recognized by the Metrolina Theatre Association for his performances in HAMLET (Hamlet) and THE TEMPEST (Caliban) with Queens University of Charlotte. His portrayal as Caliban won him his first MTA award. Recent credits include CPCC’s BOEING BOEING (Robert), THE NORMAL HEART (Felix) with Theatre Charlotte and CAST’s production of THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT (Judas).
Chester Shepherd (Jonah) is thrilled to be in his first show at Actor's Theatre! Chester is from Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has a BA in English and Theatre Arts from Bethel College and an MFA in Acting from Western Illinois University. Locally, he's been seen in PaperHouse Theatre's TWELFTH NIGHT UNREHEARSED (Sir Andrew) and A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE (Gerald), and Children's Theatre of Charlotte's THE CAT IN THE HAT (Boy), JACKIE AND ME (Joey), and LIARS (Jace). Other theatres where he's performed include the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival and Greenbrier Valley Theatre. Up next for Chester is HARE & TORTOISE at Children's Theatre of Charlotte.
Christine Noah (Melody) is originally from Louisville, KY. After studying English and Theatre at Davidson College, she joined Children’s Theatre of Charlotte as their Grant Manager. Her most recent work includes TWELFTH NIGHT (Olivia) at Davidson College, THE GAME’S AFOOT (Aggie) at CPCC, and BULL (Isobel) with her own theatre company, The Avant Guardians. Christine is thrilled to make her first appearance on the Actor’s Theatre stage.
Tonya Bludsworth (Director) has been in the Entertainment Industry for over 15 years. Directing credits include Miss Firecracker Contest, Least Likely Friends, Chatting with the Tea Party at ATC’s NuVoices Festival and most recently Shiloh Rules for donna scott productions where she is also a producing partner. As a writer, she has received local acclaim for her plays Carrie Ann’s Kiss and Least Likely Friends. Currently, she is working with a team of writers on the Public Good project at ATC to develop a new play. She is a working actor and her TV and film acting credits include Secrets & Lies, Homeland, Army Wives, Drop Dead Diva and We’re The Millers along with TV commercials and VO work. Up next – directing The Importance of Being Earnest at Theatre Charlotte.
Christy Edney Lancaster (Stage Manager) is a proud equity Stage Manager for Actor's Theatre of Charlotte. She is also Assistant Technical Director for CPCC performance facilities which handles multiple venues and events. She is a Lighting Designer with Wink Lighting that designs many school shows along with weddings and special events. She is also a sound engineer here in Charlotte with her husband Steve. If there is a technical theatre need... she is there!
Katy Harding (ASM) has worked various shows at Actor’s Theatre over the last several years. Kate graduated from Northwest School of the Arts with honors in technical theatre, acting, and dance. She then went on to attend UNCC for her BS in Psychology. Taking time off before grad school is giving Kate the opportunity to indulge her passion for theatre and she absolutely loves being part of the ATC family. She can also be found around Charlotte working with OnQ Productions and JBP Entertainment.
Carley Walker (Lighting Designer) grew up in Dallas Texas. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in the spring of 2014. She is a teaching artist at Children’s Theatre Charlotte as well as the production manager of the local non-profit Three Bone Theatre Company. Her most recent designs include Three Bone Theatre’s 4,000 MILES and THE YELLOW BOAT, Appalachian Creative Theatre’s CLOSER, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s JOURNEY TO THE WORLD’S EDGE and OLIVER. She is very excited to be working with all the wonderful artists here at Actor’s Theatre Charlotte for the first time.