6'3", conservative, kosher, gay and mother of two boys; not your typical Jewish comedienne.., eh? Judy Gold's neurosis about becoming her mother spurred a quest to find out what makes a Jewish mother different from all other mothers. Gold and playwright Kate Moira Ryan interviewed over 50 Jewish women and came up with an astonishing album of memorable characters. The result, as described by Time Out, New York, is "a hilarious and often poignant look at the mother-daughter bond, Jewish culture and what makes a Jewish mother, well, a Jewish mother."
Judy's one-woman show of the same name runs Sept. 10 - 21 at Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, 678-812-4002, www.CenterTheatreAtlanta.org. (booksense)