Hit one-man comedy show comes to Lakewood

Theme is multicultural, but anyone with a kooky family will relate

Staff Report
Posted 8/1/22

The international comedy hit "My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy," featuring actor & comedian Peter J. Fogel, is coming to the Lakewood Cultural Center.

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Hit one-man comedy show comes to Lakewood

Theme is multicultural, but anyone with a kooky family will relate

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The international comedy hit "My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy," featuring actor & comedian Peter J. Fogel, is coming to the Lakewood Cultural Center.

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.

Billed as a hilarious one man show it's a fusion of theater and stand-up comedy with the actor bringing to life more than 25 different characters. Regis Philbin called the show hysterically funny. 

Written by award-winning author Steve Solomon, this solo comedy is based on his life growing up in a wacky family noted for its bi–ethnic diversity. Solomon’s mother is from Palermo, and his father is from Russia. He grew up as one of two siblings in Brooklyn. His extended family had an aptitude for dysfunctional behavior and their sole purpose seemed to be to drive him into therapy…and they succeeded.

The show starts its LCC run Aug. 3, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 21.

Ticket are $45–$65 and can be purchased online at www.playhouseInfo.com, in person at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 480 S. Allison Pkwy., Lakewood, CO 80226, or by calling 303-987-7845.

LCC, play, Lakewood, entertainment

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