You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up brings its national tour to the Marcus Center's Vogel Hall as part of the Marcus Center's Off Broadway Series tonight April 26 through April 29.
Tickets can be purchased in person at 929 North Water Street, Downtown Milwaukee, by phone at 414-273-7206, online at MarcusCenter.org or Ticketmaster.com. Groups 10 or more SAVE by calling 414-273-7121 ext. 210.
After thirteen years of marriage, writers-actors-and real-life-married-couple Annabelle Gurwitch ("Dinner and a Movie," Fired!) and Jeff Kahn ("The Ben Stiller Show," Forty Year Old Virgin) have adapted their hilarious, often moving, memoir, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up for the stage. Directed by Darren Katz, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up will star Scott Richard Foster and Mary Jayne Raleigh.
In their 75-minute tour de force, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up, take a humorous look at a relationship that seemed doomed by opposing personalities from the start. After trials and tribulations they learn to navigate the conflicts that come with romance, money, and children by embracing each other's differences, taking on parenting as a competitive sport, and dropping out of couple's therapy. Their delightfully crazy lifestyle has managed to keep their relationship intact, up-ending every idea you ever had about living "happily ever after."
This uproariously funny story is sure to strike both laughter and terror into the hearts of any couple (not to mention every single man or woman who is contemplating the connubial state). The book was developed through sold-out performances at The Comedy Central Theatre and at Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles and made its New York premiere at The New York Comedy Festival 2009. Recent engagements have included Caroline's on Broadway and Joe's Pub, additional material for the stage show is written by award winning playwright David Koteles.