Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Funny relationship stage show comes to JAX Wilson Center

For the first time Jacksonville will enjoy the hit comedy, My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy!” featuring the author and Broadway star of the show, Steve Solomon.  This comedic hit comes to the Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts on October 14-15 for only three performances.  The show has become one of the longest running one-man comedies in history, recently celebrating its four-thousandth performance and including new material.

In “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy! Steve brings to the stage dozens of wild characters we can all relate to, using dialects, accents and even sound effects.  The audience follows along on this wonderfully funny journey about growing up, mixed marriages, ex-wives, dogs, cats, dieting, and dozens of other side-splitting situations.

“My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy!” is described as “One-part lasagna, one-part kreplach, and two parts Prozac,” but you don’t have to be Jewish or Italian to love this show.  All you need is to know what it feels like to leave a family dinner with heartburn and a headache!

About the Author: Steve Solomon was a self-professed “class clown” who grew up to become a physics teacher and an assistant superintendent of schools.  Steve used humor, dialects, and sound effects to inspire his students and tick off his fellow administrators.  Eventually, however, Solomon felt the irresistible urge to follow his heart and write comedy.  He returned to his roots to write the autobiographical one-man show: “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy!”  The show played for two sold-out years in New York City and has toured internationally in more than 100 cities.  It spun off three sequels, “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m STILL in Therapy!” and “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m Home for the Holidays.”  His four shows have had audiences in three countries guffawing since 2003.  Almost one million people have seen his shows.  He’s quite proud of his newest hit show:Cannoli, Latkes & Guilt…the therapy continues!”  All four of his shows are currently touring.

My Mother’s Italian...
Oct. 14, 2017  2 & 8 p.m.
Oct. 15      2 p.m.

LOCATION: Wilson Center for the Arts:
      Florida State College at JAX So. Campus
      11901 Beach Blvd.
      Jacksonville, FL 32099

TICKETS: for My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy! Start at $43.50 and are available at the Artist Series Box Office between 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, at (904) 632-5000, and online 24/7 at www.artistseriesjax.org.  Parking is always free at the Wilson Center.  Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more at (904) 632-5050.

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