Past Shows

My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy!

Theatre on the Bay

So you think your family’s crazy …

Michael Richard stars in the comedy show described as “one part lasagne, one part kreplach and two parts Prozac”!  It promises to be just the tonic needed to get you over the new year blues – and tickets are a lot cheaper than a visit to the shrink!

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Show Description

Oy vey… or should that be mamma mia?! Relax after the Festive Season with the New York comedy hit My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy! Created onstage in the Big Apple by comedian Steve Solomon, this uproariously funny one-man play tells the story of an Italian-Jewish family and the crazy characters that surround it ... and drive our hapless hero straight into the therapist’s chair! This wonderful comedy stars versatile and accomplished local actor Michael Richard, who has his work cut out for him in a one man tour de force, navigating his way through a tricky minefield of voices, dialects and sound effects that conjure up an array of wacky family relationships. Richard has been directed by the multi award-winning Charmaine Weir-Smith, with whom he recently teamed up for two successful seasons of the Sylvaine Strike comedy Pregnant Pause. The top-flight production team is completed by set designer Wilhelm Disbergen and lighting designer Jane Gosnell. My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, and I’m in Therapy! won the Audience Award for Favourite New Off-Broadway Play of 2007 and has earned rave reviews in New York and in South Africa. You don’t need to be Jewish or Italian to appreciate this off-the-wall comedy – you just need to know what it feels like to leave a family dinner with heartburn and a headache …
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