Golden Ladder, my Off Broadway full-length comedy, has been published by YOUTHPlays!
Raised as a Presbyterian by her anti-Semitic mother who married a Jew, Catherine worries that her father, a “Jewish atheist,” will go to Hell. Because her Catholic friend Mary has told her that Jewish girls have excessive hormones, when she meets Aaron Feldman, Catherine assumes he is her sexual destiny. Too innocent at 14 to be lovers, they become close friends until Catherine breaks off their friendship because she knows her father wants her to please her mother. With zealous fervor Catherine tries to be a Presbyterian, then a Catholic and finally a Fundamentalist Christian. But each fails to satisfy her because she is motivated by the wrong reasons. Ultimately Catherine realizes that in denying her Jewish heritage she has become like her mother. It is then that she returns to Aaron and the religion of her father and grandmother.