The Life of Jude


Alex Poch-Goldin

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.


“… 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 award-winning playwright whose work has been produced internationally. His plays include: Yahrzeit (Toronto Jewish Playwriting award/German national tour, Scirocco, 2004); The Right Road to Pontypool, The Bad Luck Bank Robbers, Jim and Shorty (Scirocco, 2008), and Internazionale. His plays Cringeworthy (Scirocco, 2007) and This Hotel (Scirocco, 2001) were both nominated for Dora Awards for Outstanding New Play. He has developed projects for CBC Radio and Bravo! Television and was a nominee for the 2008 Siminovitch Prize for playwriting. Alex is also an acclaimed actor and has worked extensively in theatre, film and television. He is currently developing a new musical for Tarragon Theatre.

DRA0130000 Drama/Canadian
132pp 5.5 x 8.5 in
21 cast members, doubling