“Whether it’s music, theater or film, the Bickford Theatre has consistently impressed me with the quality of its presentations. I’m very much looking forward to seeing how this venue continues to grow in the years to come.”

Jay Lustig, NJ Arts

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Photo courtesy of Playhouse Productions.

Photo courtesy of Playhouse Productions.

My Son the Waiter,  A Jewish Tragedy
Written by and starring Brad Zimmerman
May 2 – May 5, 2019

Brad Zimmerman combines years of training as an actor with years on the stand-up comedy circuit, to create this hybrid play that weaves a bittersweet tale of his lengthy struggle in New York City to ‘make it’ as a comedic actor over more than 29 years. His send-ups on his family, his career, his childhood and his misbegotten love life are as warm and poignant as they are hysterical.

Zimmerman is a unique and original voice in the world of comedy performing all over the US in a variety of venues.  He has worked with comedians and entertainers such as Brad Garrett, Dennis Miller, Susie Essman, and Julio Iglesias.  Zimmerman had been Joan Rivers’ opening act of choice for over seven years. In fact Rivers had said, “I’ve had three great opening acts in my lifetime: Billy Crystal, Garry Shandling, and Brad Zimmerman.”

“All those years waiting tables has shaped him into a connoisseur of satire. Mr. Zimmerman keeps his viewers in the palm of his hand for 80 plus minutes and leaves them wanting more.” Broadway World (Read the full review)

“Delicious! Distinctly original… powerfully poignant.” “Great Comedy!” ~ The New York Times

“A Must See. It’s Hysterical, Heartfelt, Timely and Poignant. I cried, I laughed, I forgot where I parked.” ~ Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond)

“Like Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays.” ~ Jewish Week

“This is easily the funniest show to hit an off-Broadway stage since ‘Old Jews Telling Jokes.’ What makes this SUPERIOR is that it isn’t just jokes. It’s a life.” ~ The Jewish Daily Forward

“HILARIOUS! The humor is universal!” ~ San Diego Union Tribune

“AN ABSOLUTE MUST-SEE! You’ll laugh and you’ll walk out of the theater with a lesson: If you can find something that you truly love, it gives your life meaning. ~ Palm Beach Arts Paper


Museum Members: $35
Non-Members: $45
Seniors: $40
Students with valid ID: $25
Group Rates for 10 or more: $38


  • Thursday, May 2, 2:00PM
  • Thursday, May 2, 7:30PM
  • Friday, May 3, 8:00PM
  • Saturday, May 4, 2:00PM
  • Saturday, May 4, 8:00PM
  • Sunday, May 5, 2:00PM


National Theatre

National Theatre Live, is a broadcast filmed in front of a live audience in a theatre, with cameras carefully positioned to ensure that cinema audiences get the ‘best seat in the house’.  Launched in 2009 it has broadcast more than 40 productions utilizing satellites to broadcast to theatres throughout Europe and the US.  Over 5.5 million people have experienced these productions in over 2,000 venues.

All seats are General Admission.


Museum Members: $20
Non-Members: $25


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