Just when you thought the project was already pretty interesting....Joyce DeWitt, the actress best known for the '70s sitcom "Three's Comedy," will star in the new play by "The Simpsons" writer Mike Reiss which will receive its world premiere in December at the Connecticut Repertory Theatre on the UConn campus in Storrs.
DeWitt will play Polly in the comedy "It's Connecticut," which is a satire of all things associated with the state, or so I hear.
The comedy, which will play Dec. 1 to 10 at the Jorgensen Theatre, will be directed by Paul Mullins.
The play tells the story of a 30-something Connecticut native now living in New York trying to come to terms with his apparent lack of personality that he, and others, attribute to his upbringing in Simsbury.
The show is described: "This satirical comedy sets its sights squarely on all things Connecticut. From the origins of our nickname, The Nutmeg State, to our town names that he observes all sound like the names of English butlers (Simsbury, Litchfield and Old Saybrook) 'I’m Connecticut' is a love story. Its structure of dramatic action carried by a love story intermingled with direct commentary to the audience dates back to ancient Roman and Greek comedy styles.
"A secondary love story emerges as the protagonist’s new girlfriend’s mother develops a fondness for his grandfather. The combination of the older and younger couple’s romantic engagements provide a rich, dual-layered narrative for the hysterically funny commentary on Connecticut culture."
The 51-year-old Reiss, who was born and raised in Bristol, is a Harvard graduate (and co-president of the Harvard Lampoon, and later the National Lampoon Incorporated" href="http://www.courant.com/topic/economy-business-finance/national-lampoon-incorporated-ORCRP010521.topic">National Lampoon.) Reiss also co-created the animated series "The Critic." He also created Showtime (tv network)" href="http://www.courant.com/topic/economy-business-finance/media-industry/television-industry/showtime-%28tv-network%29-ORCRP00826014796.topic">Showtime's "Queer Duck."
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