25 Questions for a Jewish Mother

25 Questions for a Jewish Mother
by Judy Gold, Kate Moira Ryan

Productions (8)
  • Memoir/Comedy
  • 60 - 70 minutes
  • 4 f (1-21 actors possible: 1-21 f, )
  • Set: Minimal.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-045-7

25 Questions for a Jewish Mother
by Judy Gold, Kate Moira Ryan

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Productions (8)
  • Memoir/Comedy
  • 60 - 70 minutes
  • 4 f (1-21 actors possible: 1-21 f, )
  • Set: Minimal.

Part memoir and part stand-up routine, this hilarious and affecting play breaks down just what makes Jewish mothers so lamentable, laughable, and lovable. Comedienne Judy Gold and playwright Kate Moira Ryan seamlessly weave actual interviews with Jewish mothers across the United States together with memories from Gold's childhood and her own experiences as a Jewish mother in order to create a performance piece that explores it all: from rugelach to rabbis, matzoh to marriage, Ann Landers to Anne Frank, and guilt to G-D.

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

*The per performance fee begins at $80. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

Part memoir and part stand-up routine, this hilarious and affecting play breaks down just what makes Jewish mothers so lamentable, laughable, and lovable. Comedienne Judy Gold and playwright Kate Moira Ryan seamlessly weave actual interviews with Jewish mothers across the United States together with memories from Gold's childhood and her own experiences as a Jewish mother in order to create a performance piece that explores it all: from rugelach to rabbis, matzoh to marriage, Ann Landers to Anne Frank, and guilt to G-D.

  • Memoir/Comedy
  • 60 - 70 minutes
  • 4 f (1-21 actors possible: 1-21 f, )
  • Set: Minimal.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-045-7

Published Reviews

"...fiercely funny, honest and moving."

The New York Times

"With wit and humor, Gold gives voice to Jewish women's experiences and honors her own experience, while not shying away from the struggles, complexities, and absurdities of Jewish women's lives that are still rarely explored."

Jordan Namerow, Jewish Women's Archive

"...deeply satisfying, both moving and funny..."

David Koteles, nytheatre.com

"[Gold] seamlessly weaves anecdotes from her own life with snippets from interviews conducted with 50 Jewish mothers across the United States."

New York Times

"Gold charms a restive audience with almost mesmeric ability."

Village Voice

"Gold's show is a genuine mitzvah."

Time Out New York

"The show is riotously funny and ultimately quite moving."

Hollywood Reporter

Production History

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OCT 01, 2015 - OCT 09, 2015
Sapulpa High School
Sapulpa, OK United States
Sapulpa High School Sapulpa, OK United States
JUN 06, 2014 - JUN 07, 2014
Basis Schools
tucson, AZ United States
Basis Schools tucson, AZ United States
FEB 10, 2013 - FEB 10, 2013
Triangle Productions!
Portland, OR United States
Triangle Productions! Portland, OR United States
FEB 07, 2013 - FEB 24, 2013
Triangle Productions!
Portland, OR United States
Triangle Productions! Portland, OR United States
FEB 07, 2013 - FEB 24, 2013
Triangle Productions
Portland, OR United States
Triangle Productions Portland, OR United States
OCT 12, 2006 - MAY 27, 2007
St. Luke's Theatre
New York City, NY United States
St. Luke's Theatre New York City, NY United States
JAN 18, 2006 - MAR 19, 2006
Ars Nova Theater
New York City, NY United States
Ars Nova Theater New York City, NY United States
JAN 01, 2002 - DEC 31, 2002
Empty Space Theater
Seattle, WA United States
Empty Space Theater Seattle, WA United States
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Production Group
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FEB 10, 2013 - FEB 10, 2013
Triangle Productions!
Portland, OR United States
Triangle Productions! Portland, OR United States
FEB 07, 2013 - FEB 24, 2013
Triangle Productions!
Portland, OR United States
Triangle Productions! Portland, OR United States
OCT 12, 2006 - MAY 27, 2007
St. Luke's Theatre
New York City, NY United States
St. Luke's Theatre New York City, NY United States
JAN 18, 2006 - MAR 19, 2006
Ars Nova Theater
New York City, NY United States
Ars Nova Theater New York City, NY United States

Awards (1)

GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding New York Theater (2007)