Jerry Adler, Harris Doran Return To Roles In Comedy "I'm Connecticut"

Hartford Courant

Jerry Adler (Hesh in TV's "The Soprano,s" "Mad About You") and Harris Doran will reprise their roles in Mike Reiss' romantic comedy "I'm Connecticut" which runs June 5 to 23 at the Ivoryton Playhouse.

The show had its world premiere in 2011 at the Connecticut Repertory Theatre in Storrs where it became the biggest seller non-musical produced at the theater.

The comedy centers on Marc (Doran) a Connecticut native who struggles with relationships and feelings of inadequacy, rooted in the fact that he comes from from "the land of steady habits, sanity and politeness."

The Hartford Courant called the romantic comedy “hysterically funny” and named it one of the top ten productions of the year. It was also named Best Play of 2012 by Broadway World Connecticut and it won a Special Recognition award from the Connecticut Critics Circle.


Staged by the theater's artistic director, Jacqueline Hubbard, the cast includes Gwen Hollander, Bill Mootus, Rebecca Hoodwin, Gino Costabile and Elizabeth Talbot.

Emmy Award winning producer-writer Reiss ("The Simpsons"), who was born and raised in Bristol, will be participating in talk-backs at the theater June 6 to 8.

Reiss received a Peabody Award in 2006 and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Animation Writers Caucus. He also co-wrote "The Simpsons Movie," "The Lorax," "Horton Hears A Who" and" Ice Age, Dawn of the Dinosaurs." He has published 17 children’s books, including seven Christmas tales.

Adler, a Connecticut resident, is a veteran of over 50 Broadway productions as producer, director and production stage manager, including the original "My Fair Lady" in 1956 (the revival of which he directed), "Coco," "The Homecoming," and "Annie."

Tickets $40; $35 dfor seniors; $20 students; $15 children.

Information: 860-767-7318 and


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