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Coming out to Mom

MotherSON Jeffrey Solomon once had the "talk" with his mom, and he turned it into art. The conversation wasn't about sex, though; think sexual orientation.

Solomon plays both a guy like himself and a gal like his Jewish mother in Mother/SON, a solo show running Thursday through Sunday at the Museum of Art auditorium in Fort Lauderdale.

The actor-writer's funny, moving and award-winning show examines the fear, honesty and eventual acceptance in the mother-son relationship.

Says Solomon:  "After convincing my mother I wasn't joking, she wept, smiled and remarked that maybe it wasn't so bad because Liberace was gay and he let his elderly mother live with him in his mansion.I think the most important thing I learned from my mother is that real gay pride is having the guts to start a conversation even when it's scary or uncomfortable for you."

A co-production of the Broward Center and Inside Out Theatre, Mother/SONwill be performed at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.  Tickets are $30, and the theater is located at 1 E. Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale.  For information, call 954-462-0222 or visit the Broward Center's web site.

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