Bad Jews at St. Petersburg's American Stage

This play may poke at some stereotypes.

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Bad Jews comes to American Stage in St. Petersburg

Is a “real Jew” volatile, self-assured, and unbending? This Amy Resnick-directed take on Joshua Harmon's Bad Jews explores that, and what happens when a group of cousins (including a secular Jewish man and his shiksa girlfriend) end up fighting over Grandpa's necklace after the funeral. It's a comedic exploration of family, faith and legacy — and it probably isn't for the thin-skinned, either.

Bonus: If you loved Echoes at Urbanite, you have your chance to see Kate Berg again — she played Tillie in the two-woman show down in Sarasota. CL's Cathy Salustri gave it five stars, saying the worst thing she could write would be that the seats could be more comfortable. Berg was one-half of the cast, so catch her again in St. Petersburg.


American Stage Theatre Company163 Third St. N., St. Petersburg | Jul 11-Aug. 12: Wed., 7 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 3 p.m. | $29-$59 | 727-823-7529, americanstage.org

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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