New Penn's Landing Playhouse to Welcome YOU SAY TOMATO, I SAY SHUT UP!, 9/18-12/29
The national tour of the hilarious new show You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!, a relationship comedy that People magazine called "LAUGH OUT LOUD!", continues its tour with a premiere in Philadelphia at the New Penn's Landing Playhouse (inside the Independence Seaport Museum) 211 S. Columbus Blvd & Walnut St. With previews beginning September 18, 2013, Opening Night is planned for Wednesday, October 2, 2013 and will run through December 29, 2013.
Presented by Philip Roger Roy and Dana Matthow, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!, is the hilarious comedy about relationships, love and marriage. After 17 years of marriage, writers-actors-and real-life-married-couple Annabelle Gurwitch ("Dinner and a Movie," Fired!) and Emmy Award winner Jeff Kahn ("The Ben Stiller Show," The 40-Year-Old Virgin) have adapted their hilarious, often moving, memoir, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!, for the stage, directed by Van Kaplan. It stars Robin Abramson and Gregory Johnstone who have been hailed for their roles in this play.
You Say Tomato will run in the evenings on Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m. with matinee performances at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Ticket prices are $35 to $55 on Wednesdays and Thursdays and $45 to $60 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Group rates begin with 12 tickets. To purchase tickets, call 855-448-7469 (855-HIT- SHOW) or order online at PLPlayhouse.com. Group tickets begin with 12 tickets and can be purchased by phone at 1-888-264-1788 or through e-mail at email@example.com.
Presented in this 500-seat theater inside Independence Seaport Museum, the very-busy team of Roy and Matthow, the producers of My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm In Therapy!, RESPECT: A Musical Celebration of Women, and My Son The Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy!, have taken a five-year lease on the theater which offers Philadelphia area theater-goers another great option for enjoying theater. With ample parking, easy accessibility to the theater (guests have a choice of taking an elevator or walking to the 2nd-floor theater) and dining nearby, it's a new opportunity for entertainment in Philadelphia, right there on the beautiful Delaware River Waterfront, near the Ben Franklin Bridge.
Sharing their enthusiasm about the new theater, Phil Roy said, "When I visited the Independence Seaport Museum and realized it had this magnificent theater, next door to the Hyatt Hotel on the beautiful Delaware River Waterfront, I saw an opportunity to create a major new attraction for the city I love, Philadelphia." Philip Roger Roy the former owner of the legendary Grendel's Lair Cabaret Theater, has been producing shows in Philadelphia and all over the country for the past 40 years. He has been partners with Dana Matthow, who has also been producing theater for the last 20 years, mostly in NY City. Dana was the founding partner and publisher of City Guide Magazine, NY's largest visitor and entertainment publication. He shares Roy's enthusiasm and love for Philadelphia and like Roy he graduated from Temple University's SCAT program. Matthow said, "Penn's Landing Playhouse is in an ideal venue to present the fun romantic comedy You say Tomato, I say Shut UP!"
This 80-minute tour de force, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!, takes a humorous look at a relationship that seems challenged from the start, by powerful, opposing personalities. But after trials and tribulations, they learn to navigate the conflicts that come with romance, money, and children by embracing each other's differences, taking on parenting as a competitive sport, and dropping out of couple's therapy. Their delightfully crazy lifestyle has managed to keep their relationship intact, up-ending every idea you ever had about living "happily ever after."
This uproariously funny story is sure to strike both laughter and trepidation into the hearts of any couple (not to mention every single man or woman who is contemplating entering the connubial state).