The Right Road to Pontypool


Alex Poch-Goldin

About the book

Moishe Yukle Bernstein was a poor pedlar who bought land near Pontypool, Ontario, a tiny Protestant town outside Toronto. The spot became a summer getaway for Jewish garment workers from Kensington Market—and for six decades, families made their way to the small village, where they shared dreams, memories, and a pathetic waterfront. With a vast array of characters, songs, and a healthy dose of humour, The Right Road to Pontypool is a unique and moving depiction of the Jewish experience in Canada.

“Remarkable new play…absolutely unforgettable…” — The Globe and Mail

“Funny and poignant by turn, and should not be missed… This play not only illuminates the past but it is also about community, family and how we pull together through both difficult and happy times… A rattling good yarn.” —Classical 93.6

About the author

Alex Poch-Goldin’s work has been produced internationally, and he has developed and produced work at numerous Canadian theatres. His other plays include: Yahrzeit (Toronto Jewish Playwriting Award), The Bad Luck Bank Robbers, The Life of Jude, Jim and Shorty, Internazionale, as well as Cringeworthy and This Hotel, which were both nominated for Dora Awards for Outstanding New Play. Alex has also created several dance/opera theatricals including the full-length opera The Shadow. He has developed projects for CBC Radio, Bravo! Television, and was a nominee for the Siminovitch Prize for Playwriting. Alex is also an award-winning actor and has worked extensively in theatre, film and television. He lives in Toronto with his delightful daughter, Chloe Babette.

134pp, 5.5 × 8.5 in
DRA0130000 Drama/Canadian
Multiple characters, doubling, minimum of 10 actors