Zadie’s Shoes


Adam Pettle

About the Book
The stakes don’t get any higher than this! Benjamin is a compulsive gambler who’s just lost the money for his girlfriend Ruth’s trip to an alternative cancer clinic in Mexico. He has 72 hours to find the cash, and his options are running out.In desperation Benjamin finds himself in a synagogue, where he meets a prophet named Eli who gives him rabbinical advice—and a hot tip on a racehorse. The thrill of the race is only the beginning of this hilarious and touching journey that contemplates the nature of luck, and the power of faith.

“…both touching drama and laugh-out-loud.”
—The Globe & Mail

About the Author
Adam Pettle was born and raised in Toronto and returned home after two years of study in Montreal. His first play, Therac 25, has received numerous productions across the country and is being adapted for CBC Radio. A graduate of the National Theatre School’s playwriting programme, Adam was the playwright-in-residence at the Canadian Stage Company, where he completed a production draft of his play, Zadie’s Shoes. His latest play is Sunday Father.

DRA013000 Drama/Canadian
112pp 5.5 x 8.5 in
3F/4M, doubling