Sunday, December 28, 2014

YOU SAY TOMATO, I SAY SHUT UP!, Herberger Theatre, December 26, 2014 - January 25

The national tour of the hilarious new show You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up! will have its Arizona premiere at The Herberger Theater Center.

After 17 years of marriage, writers-actors-and real-life-married-couple Annabelle Gurwitch (Dinner and a Movie, Fired!) and Emmy Award winner Jeff Kahn (The Ben Stiller Show, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) have adapted their hilarious, often moving, memoir, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!, for the stage.  Directed by Van Kaplan, the show stars Robin Abramson and Gregory Johnstone who have been hailed for their roles in this play.

This 80-minute tour de force takes a humorous look at a relationship that seems challenged from the start by powerful, opposing personalities.   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.” 

You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!, is touring the country with stops in Boston, Phoenix, Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. 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 in 2009.

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Tickets for You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!,  are $43-$53 and can be purchased at or at the Herberger Theater Center, (602) 254-7399 or

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