In this solo piece, comedian Judy Gold and playwright Kate Moira Ryan weave actual interviews with Jewish mothers across the United States together with memories from Gold’s childhood. More…
From the show:
Part memoir and part stand-up routine, this hilarious and affecting play breaks down just what makes Jewish mothers so lamentable, laughable, and lovable. In 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, comedian 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. Judy is a Primary Stages ESPA Instructor and 2019 Einhorn Mentorship Award recipient.
See it if you like to laugh abt things Jewish...esp'ly mothers. JG is charming, warm, self-deprecating, insightful. Some stories are moving, inspiring
Don't see it if you're uninterested in subj. 25Q is perfect for NYC. Staging's a bit dull (back-forth to chair). Not sure karaoke works. JG sh protect voice
See it if You want a mix of humor & heart, stand-up & storytelling. You like memoir and/or interview stories. You like parenting stories.
Don't see it if You don't like solo shows. You dislike memoirs. You prefer shows w/out stand-up elements. You don't like parenting stories.
See it if Parts sociology lab,life story, stand-up & mother/daughter relationship play. An easy & commanding gallop to gay comic's message:I'm like U.
Don't see it if Don't need to be of the faith to have one, to be one, or to recognise one of that certain domineering character trait with a label.
See it if Jewish, enjoy Gold's standup matl, interested in mother/daughter relationships, exploring one's culture & meaning, memoir plus characters.
Don't see it if This feels like recycled material that's been marginally updated. It's mostly a standup routine that's reasonably funny & a little poignant.
See it if you like a stand up comedian telling her life story involving Judaism, having a Jewish mother, being a lesbian jewish mother & some laughs
Don't see it if you expect to see a traditional stand up comedy show with one joke & laugh after another rather than focusing on one's life story.
See it if you enjoy female solo stand-up comedy/memoir/documentary about the educated urban lesbian Jewish mom and Jewish mother/daughter relationship
Don't see it if you do not enjoy female stand-up comedy emphasizing lesbian and straight Jewish woman and mother/daughter relationship perspectives
Also Judy is honest, real, insightful, sensitive, and talented.
See it if you're a fan of Judy Gold. To see something very funny with some poignant and touching moments. She commands the stage.
Don't see it if you don't like one woman shows or an exploration of mother/daughter dynamics. If you have seen Judy do stand-up, it might feel repetitive.
See it if You love Judy Gold. I always see anything that Judy Gold is in. I enjoy her company.
Don't see it if If you expect to be laughing continually. He performance is more poignant than funny.
See it if Judy Gold is very talented and combined her stand up, her own mother- daughter story & new characters she interviewed. Laughed out loud!
Don't see it if Some of her story she’s told before but there was a lot of unexpected pathos added as she matured and explored other mother’s stories.
See it if gold is a big presence, friendly, good mimic-sometimes funny/smart commentary about her mother, ex partner and being a Jewish, lesbian, comi
Don't see it if She is uneven-sometimes trying g to tap into pathos before hitting a punch line. Many of the stories feel recycled from past shows.
See it if You want to see a very funny comedian talk about being a mother,a Jewish mother with stories that anyone can relate to.
Don't see it if There is nothing new here. I saw Judy do this show about a decade ago.
See it if a lesbian Jewish comedian’s autobiographical show - the versatile actor acts out all Jewish mothers, including her own; unique perspective
Don't see it if .. to milestone events in this country’s recent history, including 9/11 & AIDS epidemic; 75min of swift witty lines;
See it if you are interested in Jewish mother/daughter relationships or in general Jewish standup comedy. Judy Gold is a very good standup comedian!
Don't see it if you do not like standup comedy or shows about Jewish or lesbian issues.
See it if you like hard core jewish humor with a sprinkle of lesbian and mother jokes
Don't see it if you do not like jewish humor with lesbian & mother jokes. somewhat outdated material same material from prior shows. well worth the $8 tkt
See it if If you are interested in stand up comedy pertaining to being a Jewish mother, it's a fun show
Don't see it if If you don't like one women shows with no scenery just stand up comedy by a lesbian Jewish mother