About the Book
The Life of Jude is the hilarious and devastating parable of a misguided priest who believes he is a chosen disciple of God. An epic biblical musical that spans the life of a young boy raised by the church who in his attempts to fulfill The Word, sows tragedy all around him.
Outlandish, outrageous, and unexpected.
News & Reviews
“… hilarious and heartbreaking, biblical and raunchy, thought provoking and satirical all at the same time.” —Mooney on Theatre
“This ambitious, sprawling epic … will blow you away … often funny yet deeply ironic.” —NOW Magazine
“Poch-Goldin’s writing is sharply funny, perceptive … [He] captures the tenacity of the people living under less than ideal conditions in a corrupt world. They are wily, often decent, and complex … I love the guts and fearlessness to go big and say something important.” —The Slotkins Letter
About the Author
Alex Poch-Goldin is an acclaimed playwright and actor whose work has been produced internationally. His plays include Anybody and Nobody, The Bad Luck Bank Robbers, Cringeworthy, Internazionale, Jim and Shorty, The Life of Jude, The Right Road to Pontypool, This Hotel, Yahrzeit, and This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen, adapted from the work of Tadeusz Borowski. Cringeworthy and This Hotel were both nominated for the prestigious Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, and the French version of This Hotel (L’Hotel) won the 2005 CBC/Le Droit prize for best production in Ottawa. His play Yahrzeit won the Toronto Jewish Playwriting Award and will receive its world premiere in Germany prior to touring Europe. Alex was commissioned by CBC Radio to write The Death of Simon Pinchuk, which was recorded and broadcast nationally. He has also developed an orginal television series, Rosedale, in addition to adapting his play Jim and Shorty for broadcast on Bravo Television. Alex has recently completed his first feature film script, Jacob’s Dream. He lives in Toronto.