Diverse showing descends near Cambridge

April 30, 2013 by  

For another three weeks, an entertaining show will be on offer to those in the area looking for an evening or afternoon of entertainment – one defined by its advertisers as:

“One portion ravioli, one cup matzo ball soup, and two capsules of Ritalin.”

‘My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m In Therapy’ has enjoyed a two-year run in NYC and visited over 100 international cities. It is not a prerequisite to be of Jewish or Italian descent to relate to this show, but it can help to know what it is like to leave a family gathering with indigestion and a migraine.

Written by Steve Solomon, an award-winning author, the sidesplitting comedy is loosely based on the author’s experiences while coming of age in a madcap family famous for its ethnic mixture and capacity for dysfunctional conduct. Further, everyone he knows is on a mission to force him into psychoanalysis. Solomon’s mother came from Palermo, Italy, his father is a Russian Jew and the author grew up in Brooklyn with one sibling.

The zany play, starring the comedic actor Peter Fogel, will be at the Regent Theatre located at 7 Medford Street in Arlington (five miles from Cambridge) right up until May 19.

Show times are Wednesdays at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm; Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 pm; Saturdays at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm and Sunday matinees begin at 2:00 pm, so theater lovers in the area should keep their eyes peeled for poster printing in relation to the show.