MY MOTHER’S ITALIAN, MY FATHER’S JEWISH AND I’M IN THERAPY are coming to the Lakewood Cultural Center this summer


The international hit comedy My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy!, starring actor and comedian Peter J. Fogel, will be coming to the Lakewood Cultural Center for 3 weeks only from August 3-21, 2022.

One part lasagna, one part kreplach and two parts Prozac, you don’t have to be Jewish or Italian to enjoy 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 Cousin Sal’s new therapist (and Sal’s parole officer) and a myriad of amazing characters we know, love and tolerate from our own families; each 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 is Italian, my father is Jewish and I am in therapy! ran for two years in New York at the Little Shubert Theater and Westside Theater, and has toured internationally to over 100 cities. This hilarious one man show is a fusion of theater and stand-up where the actor brings to life more than 25 different characters. Regis Philbin called the show, “Hysterically funny! Non-stop laughs throughout! It’s just awesome!”

Written by an award-winning author Steve Solomon, this hilarious one-man comedy is based on his life growing up in a goofy family renowned 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 a knack for dysfunctional behaviors and their only goal seemed to be to push him into therapy…and they succeeded!

Beginning August 3, performances will take place Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., Thursdays at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. to August 21.

Ticket prices are $45-$65 (plus fees) and can be purchased online at www.playhouseinfo.comin person at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 480 S. Allison Pkwy., Lakewood, CO 80226, or by calling 303-987-7845.

Peter J. Fogel is an award-winning comedian, actor, playwright and published author. For over 25 years he has performed in the United States, Canada and Australia. His work on over 20 television series, both as a writer and actor, includes Comic Strip Live, Comedy on the Road, Married with Children, Unhappily Ever After, Chicago Sons and Men Behaving Badly.

Fogel has performed on stage at Parker Playhouse, Coral Springs Center for the Performing Arts, Wisdom Bridge Theater, Gordon Center for the Arts, SUNY Rockland Community College Cultural Arts Center, and Lyric Theater. Stage work includes Yentl, Ghosts of a Lonely Heart and Cocoa’s Cabaret and Burlesque. From cruise ships to casinos and Vegas showrooms, Fogel has shared the stage with comedy luminaries such as ray romano, Jon Stewart, Robert Klein, Ed Asner, Harry Anderson, Lewis Black and Dennis Miller.


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