My Son The Waiter - A Jewish Tragedy
Date: August 28, 2014
Brad Zimmerman waited tables for 29 years while chasing a career in acting and comedy, so waiting until his mid-50s to perform on stage seems so logical. If you’ve ever longed for something; if you ever desired it with all your heart; if you were willing to wait tables for 29 years to pursue your dream, My Son the Waiter will give meaning to your life! This hybrid play weaves a bittersweet tale of one man's lengthy – and we do mean lengthy – struggle in New York. His send-ups on his family, career, childhood and misbegotten lovelife are as warm and poignant as they are hysterical. “What makes audiences connect with this story is that it’s true,” the 58-year-old Zimmerman said. “I really had to struggle as a waiter until I was in my mid-50s. My life began to change when I wrote a play about my life staring in 2005.” For Zimmerman, it’s been worth the wait as the show is being seen by audiences nationwide. His career now includes opening for the late George Carlin and being Joan Rivers’ opening act going on eight years.
MY SON THE WAITER - A JEWISH TRAGEDY will preview on Wednesday, August 27 at 2:30pm & 7:30pm, and will open on Thursday, August 28 at 7:30pm and continue through Sunday, September 21st, at the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.
Performances are Wednesdays at 2:30pm and 7:30pm; Thursdays & Fridays at 7:30pm; Saturdays at 2:30pm & 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:30pm.
Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Box Office located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks or through any Ticketmaster location or by phone (800) 745-3000.
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