A festive remedy that is cheaper than a visit to the therapist

A festive remedy that is cheaper than a visit to the therapist

Michael Richard will return to the Studio Theatre at Montecasino with his one-man hit comedy ‘My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, and I’m in Therapy!’ from November 6 for the commencement of the festive season. The season will run until January 5.

Created onstage in the Big Apple by comedian Steve Solomon, the humorous one-man play tells the story of an Italian-Jewish family and the crazy characters that surround it… and drive the hapless hero straight into the therapist’s chair.

Richard has to navigate his way through a tricky minefield of voices, dialects and sound effects, conjuring an array of wacky family relationships. Richard has been directed by the multi award-winning Charmaine Weir-Smith, with whom he recently teamed up for two successful seasons of the Sylvaine Strike comedy ‘Pregnant Pause’. ‘My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, and I’m in Therapy!’ won the Broadway.com audience award for favourite new off-Broadway play of 2007, and has earned unanimously positive reviews in New York.

Described as “one part lasagne, one part kreplach and two parts Prozac”, this play promises to be just the tonic needed to get the yearend off to an upbeat start. * Performances will be from Wednesdays to Fridays at 8:15pm, Saturdays at 4.15pm and 8:15pm, and Sundays at 3.15pm. Tickets are R150 and can be booked at the theatre Box Office on 011 511 1818, or at www.computicket.com.