A young man raises his father. Then he leaves home. He meets a young woman who undoes him. The young woman has her own story: a mother who is a force of nature. It's a play about legacy—how do we become who we are?—and it's about leaving home. We raise our children to leave us, to walk out into the world. But then they do.
"GOLDFISH is a small but exquisite triumph. An emotionally involving drama, with an old-school catharsis at the end. Kolvenbach is a playwright with a deep, rich well of ideas and characters capable of bringing them to life." —Orange County Register. "One terrific play that mixes potent writing with images that will remain forever. GOLDFISH is unmissable!" —BeyondChron.org. "A gritty and heartwrenching study by playwright John Kolvenbach into the bonds that unite us as fathers, mothers, sons and daughters and what happens when change threatens them." —StarkSilverCreek.com. "Kolvenbach writes hilarious dialogue and sculpts scenes that deliver a punch to the heart." —SF Weekly.