Jeffrey Solomon, an Emmy nominated writer & performer will be appearing in his critically acclaimed solo play MotherSON about the evolving relationship between a twenty-something Jewish, gay man and his mother at the Charter Oak Cultural Center 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.
The play, inspired by Mr. Solomon’s relationship with his mother traces the evolving relationship of Bradley Levy and his mother Mindy and their struggle to understand each other following the son’s coming out. Mr. Solomon plays the dual roles of a mother and son in a performance the Chicago Tribune calls “Powerfully personal, yet universal as family values.”
MotherSON premiered at the HERE Arts Center in New York City, and has toured nationally at such venues as the Provincetown (MA) Meeting House Theater, the Penguin Rep in Stony Point NY, Theatre J. in Washington D.C., Princeton University, and Chicago’s Bailiwick Repertory, where his performance was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award Citation for Best Actor.
As writer-in-residence for CityKids Rep in New York Mr. Solomon’s theatrical works for young audiences appeared on Broadway at the St. James Theater, at Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, at community settings nationally, and on the Oprah, Donahue and Arsenio television shows. Jeffrey Solomon created an issue-based Saturday morning television program on ABC called CITYKIDS for Jim Henson Productions, and was a staff writer for the series. His pilot episode was nominated for an Emmy Award as Best Children’s Special, and won an Ollie Award for excellence in Children’s Programming. He is a founding member of Houses on the Moon Theater Co. and his plays TARA’S CROSSING, and BUILDING HOUSES ON THE MOON are currently touring the U.S. TARA’S CROSSING had its first public reading at the Queens Theatre’s Immigrant Voices Project and its world premiere at the Tenement Theatre on the Lower-eastside.
Admission for Saturday’s performance of MotherSON is $15. A discount is offered for seniors and Charter Oak & Let*s Go! members and students are $5.
The Charter Oak Cultural Center is located at 21 Charter Oak Ave., Hartford. For more information, call 860-249-1207.