Comedian and actor Brad Zimmerman turned a life of paying dues into a hit one-man play in “My Son the Waiter: a Jewish Tragedy,” which opens at the Lyceum Theatre on May 28.
The play weaves a bittersweet tale of one man’s lengthy struggle in New York. His send-ups on his family, career, childhood and misbegotten love life are as warm and poignant as they are hysterical.
Zimmerman waited tables for 29 years while chasing a career in acting and comedy.
“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.”
The producers are inviting any San Diego waiter or waitress to see the show for free.
The show runs through July 6. Tickets are $45-$55 Wednesday and Thursday and $55-$65 Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
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