Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2011-2012 Solo Sensations series on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 2pm with funnyman Steve Solomon in his award-winning Off-Broadway hit My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm In Therapy! Written and performed by Mr. Solomon, the show brings to life more than 30 characters inspired by his multiethnic upbringing in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.
"A little Alan King here, a pinch of Seinfeld there, with a smidgen of
Don Rickles, Billy Crystal and George Carlin thrown in." - Variety
Described by the author as "one part lasagna, one part kreplach and two parts Prozac," this solo tour-de-force combines comic voices, sound effects, and astounding characterizations to tell stories of the wacky side of the human condition. Among the characters Mr. Solomon portrays are his beloved bubbe, his stuttering cousin Bob, his therapist Cousin Sal and, naturally, his Palermo-born mother and his Minsk-born American father, who met in Italy at the tail end of World War II. Despite the intimation of his show's title, Solomon says he adores his family, according to a 2007 interview with jweekly.com. "To this day, they're great people and a lot of laughs," he notes.
My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm In Therapy! opened in 2003 and has been building momentum ever since. It played for almost two years in New York City at the Little Shubert Theatre and the Westside Theatre, becoming one of the longest running one-man shows in Off-Broadway history. It has toured nationally and internationally in more than 100 cities, and has inspired two sequels: My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm Still in Therapy! (the chaos continues) and My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm Home for the Holidays.
About the Company: Brooklyn Performing Arts Center at Brooklyn College
Established in 1954, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC) is a community-based presenting organization located on the scenic campus of Brooklyn College. The mission of BCBC is to present outstanding performing arts and arts education programs, reflective of Brooklyn’s diverse communities, at affordable prices. A central part of BCBC’s mission is to introduce young people to the performing arts, enhance their creativity, and expose them to new cultures and ideas. As one of the largest arts education presenters in the Brooklyn, BCBC annually welcomes over 70,000 people, including 46,000 schoolchildren, parents, and teachers.
BCBC is committed to presenting emerging and established artists from around the world. Artists and companies that have graced the BCBC stage include Luciano Pavarotti, Isaac Stern, Gregory Hines, Beverly Sills, Ray Charles, Itzhak Perlman, Martha Graham, Suzanne Farrell, Margot Fonteyn, Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández, Les Ballets Africains, Moiseyev Dance Company, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, The Acting Company, and National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica.
BCBC works with partners such as Brooklyn College and the Brooklyn Arts Council to present innovative programming such as “Brooklyn On My Mind,” a literary discussion series focusing on Brooklyn writers, and “Folk Feet,” a free event celebrating the rich folk dance traditions of Brooklyn’s diverse communities.
Theater: Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Address: Whitman Theater, 2900 Campus Road
Brooklyn, Ne 11210
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brooklyn Center at (718) 951-4500