MySonTheWaiter.com Regent Theatre
7 Medford St.
'MY SON THE WAITER:
A JEWISH TRAGEDY'
SET TO OPEN APRIL 21 TO MAY 22
AT THE REGENT THEATRE,
Back by popular demand, "My Son The Waiter: A Tragedy," written by Brad Zimmerman, is set to open on April 21, and run through May 22, at the Regent Theater, 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA. Showtimes are Thursday 2pm & 7pm; Friday 8pm; Sat. 2pm & 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. For tickets and pricing, call the Regent Theatre at 781-646-4849 or go to
The off Broadway show portrays Zimmerman's struggle to fulfill his dream of becoming a comedic actor in New York in a blend of one-part standup, one-part theatrical and all parts uproarious. Throughout its seven year run, the show has garnered rave reviews wherever it has played with critics hailing it hilarious and poignant.
Zimmerman paid his dues on his quest to stardom during his 29 years of temporarily waiting tables in New York, while chasing a career in acting and comedy. The show delves into the trials and tribulations of being a server, particularly for someone not exactly invested in the career and with little tolerance for persnickety diners. He also tells stories about his Jewish upbringing, Jewish family, and his misbegotten love life. Combining his years of training as an actor with his innate comedic talent, his storytelling blends warmth, wit, self-deprecating humor and charm.
Zimmerman’s perseverance and hard work eventually paid off, as he went into acting and his career soared. Acting parts included, in the “The Sopranos” playing Johnny Sack’s lawyer, and being the opening act for George Carlin, Brad Garrett, Dennis Miller, Julio Iglesias, and Joan Rivers. Rivers once said, “I’ve had three great opening acts in my lifetime: Billy Crystal, Garry Shandling and Brad Zimmerman.”
Zimmerman’s mother finally accepted her actor-waiter son’s career choice and financial situation. She boasts, "While other Jewish mothers may brag about their doctor or lawyer sons, if all goes well, I think Brad is going to buy a bookcase.”
“My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy,”
Opens April 21 and runs through May 22, 2022
Showtimes are Thursday 2pm & 7pm; Friday 8pm; Sat. 2pm & 8pm; Sunday at 2pm.
7 Medford St.