Mr. Goldman is the owner of Goldman's Best Bakery and an avid fan of Shakespeare. He recruits Holling to play Ariel in his production of The Tempest during the Holiday Extravaganza, and he regularly dismisses Holling's requests to wear something other than yellow tights with white feathers on the butt. Mr. Goldman insists that playing a role in a Shakespeare play is a privilege that he never had as a junior high student—he was too busy working to feed his family to even go to school.
Mr. Goldman Character Timeline in The Wednesday Wars
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...tights with white feathers in an unmentionable place. Holling tries to refuse the part, but Mr. Goldman insists. Later, when Holling tries to ask his dad for an advance on his allowance,... (full context)
...spirit either, given that he cannot get out of playing Ariel in the Holiday Extravaganza. Mr. Goldman insists that the part is an honor. Finally, Holling shows his yellow tights to his... (full context)
When the curtain falls, Holling runs backstage to the dressing room and finds it locked. Mr. Goldman is still onstage, though Holling finds Prospero's blue floral cape in the wings. Holling grabs... (full context)