|Sofie Yavorsky and Greg Follick|
Walnut Street Theatre’s Independence Studio on 3 is presenting the hysterical Bad Jews through November 30th. Cousins forced to share a studio apartment for a night following their grandfather’s funeral become embroiled in a family’s side-splitting tug-of-war for familial rights and their rights of identity. Sofie Yavorsky portrays an impassioned young Jew who is critical of her cousins for not sharing her devotion to Judaism. Nor does she believe they share her loss over their recently departed Poppi. Her early monologues are poignant and her later ones are vitriolic but she is always an incredible presence on the stage. The barbs flung back and forth between her and Greg Fallick, portraying Jonah Haber and Davy Raphaely playing his brother Liam are outrageously funny and astonishingly witty. Only Melody, Liam’s non-Jewish girlfriend, tries to present the voice of reason, but when her voice is actually heard…you can barely recognize Melody.(beautifully portrayed by Laura Giknis) Tempers flare; hilarity breaks out; somber refection seeps in….This exceptionally talented young cast takes the audience on a wild ride through the many phases of comedy. For more information or tickets, call 215-574-3550 or 315-336-1234. Tickets are also available at WalnutStreetTheatre.org or Ticketmaster.com.