Javelina Nation should prepare to fall over from laughter as comedian Steve Solomon makes his way to TAMUK for a solo performance.
Solomon, who is the creator of the award winning play “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy” will perform on Wednesday Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. as a part of the Presidential Performing and Visual Arts Series.
The series is used as a way to expose students, faculty and the community to different forms of art to add variety and cultural depth to the campus, said Director of Student Activities, Erin McClure.
Because of the goal to bring diversity and enlightenment to the audience, Solomon’ performance is perfect, McClure said.
“He is very different and eclectic and that’s what we are looking for here,” she said. “It is something different and we hope that the audience will enjoy the show.”
Solomon’s show won the best new play award by Broadway.com, was the fan favorite play for broadwayworld.com and received a best actor nomination by the Drama Critics Circle.
Not only is Solomon a performer but he is also a role model and his diverse background has helped make him relatable to many different audiences around the country, said Jason Marton. “He has a lot to offer besides just the laughter,” Marton said.
“He was a physics teacher and used his performing to help him teach his classes.”