In the middle ages, Rabbi Judah Loewe brought a clay man to life to protect Prague's Jewish community.
Things did not work out as he had planned.
The golem legend pre-dates Frankenstein, Pinocchio, Data, and a horde of other man-made-men who long to be "real boys." The myth resonates powerfully to us today on several levels: as a cautionary tale of men who build weapons they can't control; as a metaphor for the relationship between Creator and created; and as a meditation on the question, "what is a man?"
"Mr. Mula has written a beautiful script... a powerful theatrical realization of an historical myth that clearly resonates with our current political and social state..."
Kathryn J. Swanson,
Trinity Repertory Company