by Jack Rosenthal, Adapted for radio by Amy Rosenthal
A radio version of Jack Rosenthal's award-winning television play about a boy having his Bar Mitzvah - the ceremony in which a thirteen year old becomes a man in the Jewish faith.
At the tender age of thirteen Eliot Green is about to become a man - in the Jewish religion at least.
In synagogue, in front of the whole congregation, he will read and sing in Hebrew from the Torah (the Hebrew scrolls) - this after a year of intensive tuition.
Later he will enjoy receiving gifts from relatives and friends as he celebrates with them at his Bar Mitzvah party.
All eyes are on Eliot as he is called up in synagogue for his big moment! But is he ready to become a man?
This play along with many others established the late Jack Rosenthal as one of Britain's best loved television writers.
A master at creating characters that you could recognise and empathise with, his plays were always sharp and finely tuned with a rich helping of humour.
This new version of Bar Mitzvah Boy is specially adapted for radio by Jack's daughter, the playwright Amy Rosenthal.
Rabbi Sherman....PETER MAJER
Synagogue Cantor....RABBI MARK L.
Produced and directed by David Ian Neville.
A radio version of Jack Rosenthal's award-winning television play about a Bar Mitzvah boy.