Shalom Life | May 29, 2015

Hit Comedy Heading to Toronto

The play "My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy!" premieres in October.

By: Ilan Mester

Published: August 24th, 2011 in Culture » Stage » News

Hit Comedy Heading to Toronto


The hit play My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy is heading to Toronto in October. The popular comedy -- which played in New York City for about two years -- is set to hit the stage on Oct. 12 for a 12-week engagement at the Bathurst Street Theatre.

My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy has nabbed a couple of awards, including the Audience Choice Award for Favourite New Play by Broadway.com. The one-man comedy was written by Steve Solomon, who recounts what it was like growing up in his family.

The popular play has spawned two sequels: My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish and I'm STILL in Therapy and My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish and I'm Home for the Holidays! The three plays are touring the United States.

Solomon spends more than 40 weeks a year performing in one of his shows. He trains actors to take part in some of the productions. Producers have yet to announce who will star in the Toronto production of the award-winning play.

My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy is produced by Dana Matthow, Bud Martin and Philip Roger Roy, who produced the Toronto production of Let My People Come back in the 1980s.

For tickets and more information, visit www.italianjewish.ca.

WATCH: Bill Nye Explains the Universe on 'Inside Amy Schumer' WATCH: Bill Nye Explains the Universe on 'Inside Amy Schumer' TrendingAl Pacino Pulls Out of 'Nazi' Play Written by Hitler Supporter Al Pacino Pulls Out of 'Nazi' Play Written by Hitler Supporter TrendingDenver Bagel Shop Offers a Fresh Take on "Smoked" Salmon Denver Bagel Shop Offers a Fresh Take on "Smoked" Salmon Trending
 

France Pays Tribute to Four Nazi Resistance Fighters

May 29, 2015 | By Nathan Burley
France Pays Tribute to Four Nazi Resistance Fighters

Emotional ceremony held to honour 70th anniversary of the end of World War II

Read More

'Rabbi' is Suing Ice Cube for $2 Million After Alleged Assault Fuelled by Anti-Semitism

May 29, 2015 | By B. Shane Morganstein
'Rabbi' is Suing Ice Cube for $2 Million After Alleged Assault Fuelled by Anti-Semitism

The man, claiming to be a rabbi, says he was assaulted outside an elevator in a Detroit casino

Read More

New Ben and Jerry's Flavour to Tackle Climate Change

May 29, 2015 | By B. Shane Morganstein
New Ben and Jerry's Flavour to Tackle Climate Change

The new flavour, called 'Save our Swirled', is just one way the company hopes to support saving the environment

Read More

Tori Spelling: Happy Gay Pride, Tel Aviv. I Love You

May 29, 2015 | By Ashley Ramnarain
Tori Spelling: Happy Gay Pride, Tel Aviv. I Love You

WATCH: 'Beverly Hills 90210' actress films video teaser thanking her Israeli fans in anticipation of the 7th annual Donna Martin Party in Tel Aviv

Read More

Ultra-Orthodox Sect in London Warns Women not to Drive

May 29, 2015 | By B. Shane Morganstein
Ultra-Orthodox Sect in London Warns Women not to Drive

Children will be prevented from attending classes if their mothers drive them to school

Read More

Palestinians Drop Proposal to Ban Israel from FIFA

May 29, 2015 | By B. Shane Morganstein
Palestinians Drop Proposal to Ban Israel from FIFA

The Palestinian Football Association has amended their proposal to include reduced restrictions on Palestinian players, as well as bringing the issue to the UN

Read More

More Headlines