Award-Winning Judy Gold
Premieres Off-Broadway's "25 Questions"
At Huntington's Calderwood Pavilion

Emmy and GLAAD Award-winning comedienne Judy Gold (below) will bring her Off- Broadway hit, “25 Questions For A Jewish Mother,” to Boston for a limited run December 18-31 at the Huntington Theatre Company's Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.

In her critically-acclaimed show, the popular stand-up comic and monologist explores the myths and realities of Jewish mothers in a performance that mixes Gold’s own experiences as a daughter and a parent with those of more than 50 Jewish women from all walks of life.

Gold and playwright Kate Moira Ryan embarked on a five-year journey across America interviewing Jewish women of all ages, ethnicities and occupations, with the goal of finding what, if anything, Jewish mothers have in common. “25 Questions” documents stories of faith, family and the ups and downs of motherhood facing women of all denominations.

“25 Questions” premiered at Ars Nova Theatre in January 2006 to critical and popular acclaim. It won Gold a 2006 Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance as well as the 2007 GLAAD Award for Outstanding New York Theater production.

Judy Gold hosts HBO’s "At the Multiplex with Judy Gold," and has helmed Comedy Central’s "100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time" as well as the “GLAAD Media Awards,” which have aired on LOGO Network and VH1. Gold was a recurring co-host on ABC-TV’s "The View” and received two Emmy Awards for writing and producing "The Rosie O’Donnell Show." Her TV specials include "Comedy Central Presents: Judy Gold" and "Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd Stands Up." She has also appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "The Conan O’Brien Show” as well as being seen in the hit documentary film, "The Aristocrats" and the 2007 film “Making Trouble: Three Generations of Female Jewish Comedians.”

Playwright Kate Moira Ryan started her career in 1985 as a winner of the Young Playwrights Festival. Her play "OTMA" was produced by the Atlantic Theater Company, the Ekaterinburg Youth Theatre in Russia, the Lake George Theatre Project and at Vassar College. She is an alumna of New Dramatists and received residencies at Yaddo, MacDowell and the Edward Albee Foundations. She was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and received the Joe Calloway Award from New Dramatists.

Director Karen Kohlhaas is a founding member of New York’s Atlantic Theater Company. Her Off Broadway and regional directing credits include Ryan’s "OTMA" and Harold Pinter’s "The Hothouse" at the Atlantic, the world premiere of Keith Reddins "Synergy" (Alley Theatre), "Frame 312" (Atlantic), David Mamet’s "Boston Marriage" (Public Theater), "The Water Engine" (Atlantic) and three productions of "An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein" in New York and Sydney. Kohlhaas has also directed at Atlantic Stage Two, Naked Angels, New Dramatists, the NYU main stage, and others.

For information and tickets, stop by the Calderwood box office at 527 Tremont Street in Boston, call 617-266-0800 or visit

-- OnStage Boston



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