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"I'm Connecticut" (review) - thru 10/11

Short Description of "I'm Connecticut" (review) - thru 10/11

Presented by the Somers Village Players

at Joanna's Banquet 

145 Main Street, Somers, CT




'I'm Connecticut'. Well, I'm not Connecticut, I'm New York, and we think we're the center of attention (which explains, by the way, why I'm reviewing a play about Connecticut). Massachusetts—you just have the highest taxes. Maine—pretty, but good gravy you're boring. And let's face it—we're all jealous of the size of Florida's peninsula. You ever see the size of that thing? It makes our Long Island look not so long!


It doesn't really matter where we're from: We all know a great time and recognize a great play when we see one. So it goes with, “I'm Connecticut”, the latest hit from the Somers Village Players running until October 11. This play is presented as a special treat: It is dinner theater, and follows a great dinner at Joanna's Banquet House.



“I'm Connecticut”, is a little jewel that was penned by Mike Reiss, a writer for The Simpsons. Keep an eye on this one and catch it young, because this play is going places. It is a dastardly good time, unabashedly funny, and will leave you laughing from start to finish. The humor is open and notorious, but for some reason catches you like a left hook right in the funny bone. Truly, this is one of the funniest plays we have seen in a long time.


The premise, of course, is how Connecticut has no personality of its own: no anthem, no identity. Its flag is even decorated with lies. There's nothing special about Connecticut, except the friends you will meet here you never knew you had. I don't want to reveal one-liners and plot, but suffice to say, I'm still laughing, day two, and so will you.


Some of our best actors and actresses from Broad Brook Opera House, Suffield Players, the Theatre Guild of Hampden and elsewhere had the undue task of making a near perfect script sparkle. They did an outstanding performance. Honestly, as this show moves up, I think it would be difficult to find a better crew that ensembles this well together.


And, yes, Connecticut, as the play tells us--there just may be friends here we haven't met. In the setting of a scrumptious dinner theater at Joanna's, we can tell you that's true.


Go see it.


--Richard DiMaggio, didyouweekend.com



Mature audience.


90 minutes with itermission.


Reservations highly recommended


by Mike Reiss

directed by David Crowell

produced by Gus Rousseau


with (main)


Joe Van Allen (Mark)

Heath Verrill (Kyle)

Jennifer Rawlings (Diane)

Doug Stoyer (Grandpa)

Cheryl Debski (Polly)

Justin Martin (Canada)

John Lepore (Mark Twain)


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Address: 145 Main St, Somers, CT 06071

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