MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN, MY FATHER'S JEWISH & I'M IN THERAPY (AGAIN) Comes to Herberger TheaterThe international comedy hit My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy!, featuring actor and comedian Peter J. Fogel, will be coming back to Stage West at The Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe, from Dec. 19 through Jan. 20, 2019.

One part lasagna, one part kreplach, and two parts Prozac, you don't have to be Jewish or Italian to appreciate this show. All you need to know is what it feels like to leave a family dinner with heartburn and a headache!

You'll meet Uncle Willie, Stuttering Cousin Bob, Demented Cousin Kenny, Steve's new therapist Cousin Sal (and Sal's parole officer) and a myriad of astounding characters we know, love and tolerate from our own families; each one brought to life on stage by Peter J. Fogel using various dialects and wacky sound effects that only add to the hilarity of each story.

My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy! ran for two years in New York City at the Little Shubert Theater and Westside Theatre, and has toured internationally to more than 100 cities. This hilarious one man show is a fusion of theater and stand-up comedy with the actor bringing to life more than 25 different characters.

Said, "Amazing! Hysterical! A wonderful show! I still hurt from laughing!"

Written by award-winning author Steve Solomon, this hilarious solo comedy is based on his life growing up in a wacky family noted for its bi-ethnic diversity and aptitude for dysfunctional behavior, along with all the people in his life whose sole purpose was to drive him into therapy... and they succeeded!

Solomon, whose mother is from Palermo, and his father, is from Russia, grew up as one of two siblings in Brooklyn.

Peter J. Fogel is an award-winning comedian, actor, playwright and published author. For more than 25 years, he has performed in the US, Canada, and Australia. His work on over 20 television series, both as a writer and an actor, includes Comic Strip Live, Comedy on the Road, Married with Children, Unhappily Ever After, Chicago Sons and Men Behaving Badly.

Other television work includes appearances on HBO, NBC, MTV, PBS, and A&E. His commercial work includes spots for Budweiser, Zima, American Express, and Wisk Detergent. He has also created comedy material for Oscar-nominated actor Chazz Palminteri (A Bronx Tale).

Fogel has performed onstage at the Parker Playhouse, Coral Springs Center for the Performing Arts, Wisdom Bridge Theatre, Gordon Center for the Arts, SUNY Rockland Community College Cultural Arts Center, and the Lyric Theatre. Stage work includes Yentl, Ghosts of a Lonely Heart,and Cocoa's Cabaret and Burlesque.From cruise ships to casinos and Vegas showrooms, Fogel has shared the stage with such comedic luminaries as Ray Romano, Jon Stewart, Robert Klein, Ed Asner, Harry Anderson, Lewis Black and Dennis Miller.

He is also an in-demand corporate trainer and business speaker and he is the best-selling author of "Reboot Your Career: 27 Ways to Reinvent Yourself in the Workplace (If You Still Have a Job!)" He is the host of Boomer Humor Radio, the number one self-indulgent help show on internet radio (

Beginning Dec. 19, performances will be Wednesdays at 7 pm, Thursdays at 2 and 7 pm, Fridays at 8 pm, Saturdays at 2 pm and 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm through Jan. 20, 2019. There will be no show on Dec. 26. An 8 pm show is planned on New Year's Eve.

Ticket prices are $45-$65 (plus tax and fees)and may be purchased online at or in person at the Herberger Theater Center Box Office, 222 E. Monroe, or by calling (602) 252-8497. For groups of 12 or more, call 1-888-264-1788.

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