Golden Ladder by Donna Spector

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About The Play

Dramedy.  95-110 minutes.  2-4 males, 4-8 females (6-12 performers possible).  Suitable for high school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

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Adolescent Catherine is caught between a Christian mother and a Jewish father who hides his heritage in order to please his narrow minded wife.  This bittersweet coming of age comedy explores Catherine's journey through Catholicism, evangelical Christianity, existentialism and first love—until finally she finds the answer in her favorite childhood story.

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Did You Know?

Vishesh Abeyratne played Jean in a college production of Eugene Ionesco’s Rhinoceros.  One night, he got so worked up during his transformation scene that he smashed a prop telephone to smithereens.  Fortunately, they found a replacement.