FSCJ Artist Series presents MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN, MY FATHER'S JEWISH AND I'M IN THERAPY
Jacksonville will, for the first time, 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 four performances only. The show has become one of the longest running one-man comedies in history, recently celebrating its four-thousandth performance.
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
For Steve Solomon, the road to a career in comedy began during his childhood in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, where he picked up the many accents and dialects he heard on the streets of his multi-ethnic neighborhood. This self-professed "class clown" 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.
Performance Schedule for My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy!:
Saturday, October 14 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, October 14 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 15 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, October 15 at 7 p.m.
Tickets for My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy!, start at $43.50, plus applicable fees and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at our box office from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, by calling (904) 632-5000, or online 24/7 at fscjartistseries.org. Discounts for groups of 10+ may be available by calling (904) 632-5050.
The FSCJ Artist Series has been recognized by the State of Florida as a Major Cultural Institution and receives funding from the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council.