Bad Jews

By Joshua Harmon – New Jewish Theatre

St. Louis Theatre Circle Awards has nominated
Sydnie as Outstanding Director of a Comedy for Bad Jews!


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Photo by John Lamb

Sydnie Grosberg Ronga directs with an intensity that fits this extended argument like a glove. — Chris Gibson, Broadway World.com, St. Louis

Director Sydnie Grosberg Ronga keeps “Bad Jews” running at full tilt. She captures every nuance and aspect of the subject matter while keeping controlled chaos effectively on stage. — Steve Allen, Stage Door St. Louis


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Photo by John Lamb

Under Sydnie Grosberg Ronga’s full-force direction, an expert cast keeps the audience taut and tamed with continual impact. It’s safe to say you won’t forget Bad Jews. — Mark Bretz, Ladue News

Joshua Harmon’s explosive dark comedy “Bad Jews” is given a full-throated, thought-provoking turn in the New Jewish Theatre’s second production of the season.

Splendidly directed by Sydnie Grosberg Ronga, with strong performances by all four of the actors, “Bad Jews” is a nonstop, complicated battle among three members of a Jewish family for a precious chai necklace, which their Poppy had received from his father at a Nazi death camp. — Robert A. Cohn, St. Louis Jewish Light

The actors fully commit to the story and their character’s emotional essence under the direction of Sydnie Grosberg Ronga. The pacing is constant, and the tension builds and, even after a burst of laughter or anger, builds again. The frequent cursing and affectations associated with millennial stereotypes feel raw and genuine, intensely personal and youthfully idealistic. Here, Ronga wisely gives the actors lead without relinquishing the reigns. — Tina Farmer, KDHX

Sydnie Grosberg Ronga directs with an intensity that fits this extended argument like a glove. — Chris Gibson, Broadway.com St. Louis

Director Sydnie Grosberg Ronga keeps “Bad Jews” running at full tilt. She captures every nuance and aspect of the subject matter while keeping controlled chaos effectively on stage. — Steve Allen, Stage Door St. Louis

Under Sydnie Grosberg Ronga’s full-force direction, an expert cast keeps the audience taut and tamed with continual impact. It’s safe to say you won’t forget Bad Jews. –– Mark Bretz, LaDue News

CAST:
Em Piro as Daphna
Taylor Steward as Melody
Antonio Rodriguez as Liam
Peter Winfrey as Joshua