Written by Kate Moira Ryan with Gold, and again directed by Karen Kohlhaas, who staged the New York production, 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother is a 70-minute comic monologue based on over 50 interviews with Jewish mothers of varying ages, ethnicities and occupations. "The result is a humorous and often poignant look at the mother-daughter bond, Jewish identity and the complicated and fulfilling nature of motherhood," according to PTC.
25 Questions for a Jewish Mother received a 2006 Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance and recently won a GLAAD Award for Outstanding New York Theatre: Broadway and Off-Broadway.
This special holiday production will run through Dec. 21 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, home of the Philadelphia Theatre Company (Broad and Lombard Streets).
25 Questions closed Off-Broadway on March 18, 2007, after 16 previews and 178 regular performances. Emmy award-winning writer/actress/comic Gold 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. The winner of two Emmy Awards for writing and producing "The Rosie O'Donnell Show," Gold was nominated twice for The American Comedy Awards' Funniest Female Stand-Up. Gold has co-hosted "The View." Her TV specials include a half-hour comedy special for LOGO, "Comedy Central Presents: Judy Gold," Comedy Central's "Tough Crowd Stand Up," and her own HBO half-hour special for which she received a Cable ACE Award. Featured in the HBO documentary "All Aboard," she was also seen in the film "The Aristocrats."
Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM; Sunday matinees at 3 PM and one Saturday matinee on Dec. 20 at 2 PM.
Tickets at $49 each are available by calling the box office at (215) 985-0420 or (866) 985-0420, or by visiting PhiladelphiaTheatreCompany.org.
PTC is now in its second season in its new home, the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. The venue includes a 365-seat traditional proscenium auditorium designed to envelope both the actors and audience, plus dramatic lobby and mezzanine level reception areas with an expansive view of the Avenue of the Arts.