Tucson: Invisible Theatre presents Judy Gold starring in 25 QUESTIONS FOR A JEWISH MOTHER


From: CATHY JOHNSON [mailto:cathyj@flash.net]
Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 1:38 PM
Subject: Invisible Theatre presents Judy Gold starring in 25 QUESTIONS FOR A JEWISH MOTHER






25 Questions For a


A new comedy for anyone with a mother!


Written by Kate Moira Ryan with Judy Gold

Directed by Karen Kohlhaas


Through the generous support of Sonora Investment Management


WHEN:                       March 29, 2008 at 8:00 PM

                                    March 30, 2008 at 3:00 PM


WHERE:                     The Berger Performing Arts Center

                                    1200 W. Speedway Blvd

                                    On the campus of the AZ School for the Deaf & Blind


TICKETS:                  Ticket Price:  $42 per person

                                    Call (520) 882-9721 for reservations and information

                                    Discounts available for groups of 10 or more


RUSH TICKETS:       One half-hour prior to curtain for any scheduled performance, tickets are available for half price – subject to availability


RUNNING TIME:       80 minutes with no intermission


JUDY’S BOOK::        Judy’s book, 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, will be available for purchase at both performances


After traveling across the country and interviewing more than 50 Jewish mothers of all different ages, ethnicities and occupations, Emmy Award-winning comedian JUDY GOLD finally has the answers that every mother wants to know.  Written by KATE MOIRA RYAN with JUDY GOLD, 25 QUESTIONS FOR A JEWISH MOTHER is Gold’s positively hilarious journey about becoming a parent, while learning to be a daughter to a nagging Jewish mother of her own.  The end result is a moving and humorous portrait of what makes a Jewish mother, a Jewish mother.



JUDY GOLD received a 2006 Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance for 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother.  In addition, the show recently won a GLAAD Award for “Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway and Off Broadway.”  She is the host of HBO’s “At the Multiplex with Judy Gold,” and also hosted Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time,” and the GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS, which aired on LOGO and VH1.  Most recently, Gold co-hosted ABC’s “The View.”  Her most recent TV specials include a half-hour comedy special for LOGO and she is featured in the HBO documentary, “All Aboard.” Her stand-up specials include “Comedy Central Presents: Judy Gold,” Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd Stands Up,” and Judy’s HBO half-hour special, for which she received a Cable Ace Award. Gold was most recently seen in the smash hit film The Aristocrats. Gold won two Emmy Awards for writing and producing “The Rosie O’Donnell Show.” She was nominated twice for The American Comedy Award’s funniest female stand-up. She has also appeared on “Law & Order,” “Law & Order SVU,” “Sex and The City,” “The View,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” and “The Conan O’Brien Show” to name a few. Gold lives in New York City with her two children, Henry and Ben. She frequently tours theatres and comedy clubs around the country and she talks to her mother at least once a day. Her CD, “Judith’s Roommate Had a Baby” is available now.” Check out www.judygold.com


.KATE MOIRA RYAN (Playwright): 25 QUESTIONS FOR A JEWISH MOTHER was written with and for Judy Gold which won the 2007 GLAAD Media Award for best play and was nominated for a Drama Desk (best actress). A book based on the play was released by Hyperion/Voice this May and was nominated for a Quill Award in the category of humor. Her play OTMA was produced at Atlantic Theatre, the Yakaterinburg Youth Theatre, Vassar College and by the Lake George Theatre Project. It is published by Playscripts. Her adaptation of Dorothy Allison's bestseller CAVEDWELLER was produced by New York Theatre Workshop (director Michael Greif) and is published by Dramatists Play Service. In the fall, her adaptation written with Linda S. Chapman of Ann Bannon's BEEBO BRINKER CHRONICLES will open off-Broadway and will be directed by Leigh Silverman. She is a recent recipient of the Alfred E. Sloan Fellowship from Ensemble Studio Theatre and she was the Arnold Weinberger Playwright in Residence at the University of Cincinnati. She is an alumna of New Dramatists and received her MFA from Columbia University.


KAREN KOHLHAAS (Director) is a founding member of New York’s Atlantic Theater Company. Off-Broadway and regional directing credits include Kate Moira Ryan’s OTMA (Atlantic), Harold Pinter’s The Hothouse (Atlantic), Keith Reddin’s Synergy (Alley Theatre, world premiere), Frame 312 (Atlantic, NY premiere), David Mamet’s Boston Marriage (Public Theater, NY premiere), The Water Engine (Atlantic), and three productions of An AdultEvening of Shel Silverstein in New York and Sydney. She has also directed at Atlantic Stage Two, Naked Angels, New Dramatists, NYU mainstage, the Kraine, Expanded Arts, and the 4th Street Theatre. Karen is a senior teacher at the Atlantic Acting School, author of The Monologue Audition: A Practical Guide for Actors, and director/producer of the DVD, The Monologue Audition Video. She maintains a website for actors: www.monologueaudition.com.



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                                    - The New York Times


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