Alex Poch-Goldin

About the Book

Meyer Jacobs, who has had a stroke, gives his son Mark and his new caregiver, Ruzika, a hard time about things—medication, money, diet—you name it, Meyer is determined to do it all his own way. He’s also unshakeable in his long-held opinions. Meyer lights yarzheit candles in memory of his wife, Laney, tells stories about the past, and hopes the world will come around to his way of thinking.

Meanwhile, Mark struggles in an unhappy marriage, and Jackie, Meyer’s daughter, hasn’t spoken to him for years. Ruzika, we learn, has family still-struggling in war-torn Serbia. And Devon, the boy downstairs, keeps bothering the old man with questions. Sooner or later, something’s got to give…and when it does, Meyer will find that life has a few surprises left in store for him.

Alex Poch-Goldin’s moving, funny, and brilliant new play explores conflict and the hard choices we must make to find peace in our lives—and in our world.

About the Author

Alex Poch-Goldin is a Toronto-based actor and writer. His plays include This Hotel, Jim and Shorty, The Gospel According to Jude, Cringeworthy, and Anybody and Nobody. Yarzheit won the Canadian Jewish Playwriting Award, and will be touring Germany, Austria and Switzerland in 2005.


DRA013000 Drama/Canadian
96pp 5.5 x 8.5 in