MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN, MY FATHER'S JEWISH & I'M HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Comes to Herberger Theater, Now thru 1/20

MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN, MY FATHER'S JEWISH & I'M HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Comes to Herberger Theater, Now thru 1/20

The time of year when families gather for reunions, dinners and parties also means the funniest family function around. Peter Fogel arrives in Phoenix for five weeks in the all new MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN, MY FATHER'S JEWISH, & I'M HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!, running tonight, Dec. 19, 2012 to Jan. 20, 2013 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe.

The comedy chaos continues in this critically acclaimed sequel to Steve Solomon's original, three-time award-winning hit, MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN, MY FATHER'S JEWISH, & I'M IN THERAPY.

Directed by Andrew Rogow, this hilarious one-man show follows Fogel's struggles to get home for the holidays. While trapped in the airport, Fogel goes through the hilarious craziness of dealing with the bureaucracy and the challenges in handling hysterical phone calls from his family.

In a wonderfully funny performance. Fogel tackles the holidays, his adolescence, mixed marriage, ex-wives, dogs, cats, dieting and dozens of other uproarious and endless relatable situations each performed with dialects and wacky sound effects that only add to the hilarity of each story.

And then there's the holiday dinner at Grandma's where, if you're under 55, you're allowed to sit at the children's table; 35 over-fed people, one bathroom and no plunger. Ticket prices range from $39.50 (balcony) to $45.50 (orchestra/mezzanine) for Wednesday and Thursday performances and $43.50 (balcony) to $49.50 (orchestra/mezzanine) for Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances. Additional fees may apply.

Wednesday performances are at 2 and 7 pm; Thursdays at 7 pm; Fridays at 8 pm; Saturdays at 2 and 8 pm and Sundays at 2 and 5:30 pm There is only a 2 pm show on Sunday, Jan. 20. Tickets are on sale at the Herberger Theater Box Office, (602) 252-8497 or www.herbergertheater.org. For group sales, call 1-888-264-1788.

Peter J. Fogel is an award-winning international sitcom writer, comedian, humorist, and published author who has performed in the United States, Canada and Australia, for over 25 years.

Peter is no stranger to theatrical audiences. He has worked on over twenty two Television programs including "Comic Strip Live" Comedy on the Road", "Married With Children" "Unhappily Ever After" "Chicago Sons" and "Men Behaving Badly!" He's appeared on many major networks including: HBO, NBC MTV, PBS, and A&E.

Over the years, Peter has shared the stage with Ray Romano, Jon Stewart, Robert Klein, Ed Asner, Harry Anderson and Dennis Miller to name just a few. His theatre credits include "Yentl," "Ghosts of a Lonely Heart" and "Cocoa's Cabaret and Burlesque."

For more information on Steve Solomon and the show visit www.italianjewish.com and www.stevesolomon.net.

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