Brad Zimmerman Brings MY SON THE WAITER: A JEWISH TRAGEDY To The Lakewood Cultural Center August 8 - 25
Actor/Comedian Brad Zimmerman brings his NY Hit autobiographical solo show My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy to the Lakewood Cultural Center for three weeks beginning on Thursday, August 8 at 2 p.m. and continuing through Sunday, August 25. Performances are Thursday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets, from $40-$59, may be purchased online at www.mysonthewaiter.com or by phone at 303-987-7845. For group sales information, call 888-264-1788. The Lakewood Cultural Center is located at 470 S. Allison Parkway, in Lakewood, CO. 80226.
My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy is the story of Brad Zimmerman's struggle to fulfill his dream and make it as a comedic actor in New York. One-part standup, one-part theatrical, and all parts uproarious, My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy has garnered rave reviews wherever it has played, including sold-out runs off-Broadway, in LA, Philadelphia; Boston; Atlanta; Toronto; Huntington Beach and Thousand Oaks, CA; Palm Beach, Florida; Skokie, Illinois; The Gordon Center for the Performing Arts in Maryland; the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, New Jersey; and at dozens of other venues throughout the USA.
Every mother dreams her children will grow up to be happy, healthy, and successful. Every Jewish mother secretly - and often not so secretly - adds specifics to her wish: a doctor, a lawyer, a dentist ... or these days, a Silicon Valley tycoon - would make her very happy. Brad Zimmerman's mother has finally adapted to her 'actor-waiter' son's career choice and financial situation. "If all goes well, I think Brad is going to buy a bookcase," she boasts to her friends.
Brad Zimmerman has paid his dues. He spent 29 years "temporarily" waiting tables in New York, all the while chasing a career in acting and comedy. In this show, he tells of his pursuit, along with stories about his childhood, family, and misbegotten love life with warmth, wit, self-deprecating humor, and wicked charm, and combines his years of training as an actor with his innate comedic talent. His perseverance eventually paid off - he appeared on The Sopranos (HBO), and became the opening act for a number of well-known entertainers including George Carlin, Brad Garrett, Dennis Miller, Julio Iglesias, and Joan Rivers. Zimmerman worked on the script for My Son the Waiter for nine years and performed it in small venues all over the country. The show ran for two years at off-Broadway's Stage 72 (now the Triad Theatre).