Steve Solomon, My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s J & I’m Still in Therapy at the McCallum Theatre
My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s J & I’m Still in Therapy
7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 25
2 and 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 26
Steve Solomon is back with an all-new show—and the McCallum Theatre favorite is bringing My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m Still in Therapy to Palm Desert for three performances: at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 25; and 2 and 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 26.
The performance on Jan. 25 is presented through the generosity of Judy Allen and James Hummer. The evening performance on Jan. 26 is presented through the generosity of Linda and Manny Rider.
In this all-new experience, we go back with Steve from his baby years with his twin sister right up to the present. We’ll meet Uncle Willie, Stuttering Cousin Bob, Demented Cousin Kenny, Steve’s new therapist, Cousin Sal (and Sal’s parole officer), Steve’s Mom, Steve’s Dad, and a myriad of astounding characters we know, love and tolerate from our own families—each one brought to life by Steve using his gift for creating voices, dialects and wacky sound effects that only add to the hilarity of each story.
Still in Therapy is Steve’s next hilarious installment in his quest to defend himself against those people whose sole purpose in life is to add chaos to his … and they’re succeeding! It’s a laugh-filled fest of everybody you know and have known—and some you’d want to forget but can’t, all brought to life by the comic magic of Steve Solomon.
Steve Solomon is a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., specifically the multi-ethnic neighborhood of Sheepshead Bay. This was the perfect training ground for a dialectician and comedian. Steve learned at an early age how to use his gift for imitating accents to his advantage. He also realized that he was a prolific writer of jokes and stories. He submitted dozens of his stories to periodicals, friends and standup comics he knew—and with the coming of the internet and e-mail, Steve had an outlet for his comedy writings. One e-mail full of his jokes became 10; 10 became hundreds, and soon, thousands of fellow e-mailers were enjoying Steve’s humor. To this day, Steve receives e-mail versions of his own jokes from all over the world.
Steve became a physics teacher and an assistant superintendent of schools on Long Island, N.Y. He later left his academic career behind and turned his attention to his latent love of making people laugh. As Steve puts it, “I decided to follow my heart and become an impoverished comedy writer and performer.”
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