The George Street Playhouse has announced several shows for the upcoming season. Beginning on February 7, the playhouse will stage the drama American Son. Written by new playwright Christopher Demos-Brown, American Son tells the story of Jamal, a young black man whose parents have been called to the police station after his car was pulled over. With no reasons given for Jamal’s arrest and with tensions rising with the police, the plot slowly builds before culminating in a surprising conclusion that is sure to spark conversations about race in the United States.
Starting on March 21, the George Street Playhouse will feature Bad Jews. Named “the best comedy of the season” by The New York Times, Bad Jews takes theatergoers through the experience of Liam, who confesses to be a “bad Jew” and possibly even an atheist. After the death of his grandfather, Liam finds himself arguing with his cousin Daphna over the inheritance of their grandfather’s Chai necklace. The vicious, comedic fight that ensues touches on issues of family, legacy, and faith. Bad Jews was written by Joshua Harmon and directed by Jessica Stone.