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The Grandkid

The Grandkid

By John Lazarus
Subjects: Family Life, Community Theatre Picks, Comedy, Ontario Playwrights
Casting: 1 f, 1 m
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9781770912137, 112 pages, April 2014
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781770912151, 112 pages, April 2014
Ebook (PDF) : 9781770912144, 112 pages, April 2014


Julius Rothstein and his granddaughter Abby have loved each other from opposite ends of Canada since Abby was born. But now, accepted as a freshman student at the university where Julius teaches, Abby is moving in with him to be close to school and to keep her newly widowed grandfather company. The two must negotiate a new relationship as housemates and friends, which means dealing with issues of youth and age, work and play, activism and apathy, homework and heart attacks, and those three tricky topics: sex, politics, and religion.



"The Grandkid is a superb play; it should be an annual Christmas classic in every Jewish theatre in the country. (Feel free to substitute Hanukkah for Christmas if you wish. )"

- Wayne Grady, author of Emancipation Day

"The Grandkid is undeniably charming in a Mordecai Richler sort of way. But John Lazarus is also witty and thoughtful and intelligent and he looks at the unique relationship between grandfather and granddaughter with tremendous honesty, generosity, and wry humour."

- Jo Ledingham

"The Grandkid bridges the generation gap with wisdom, wit, and warmth."

- Mark Leiren-Young, winner of the Leacock Medal for Humour