Remember when you used to look at the kid’s page in the newspaper and there would be a picture puzzle and the question would be what is wrong with this picture? Well this is a picture released by Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy to announce, celebrate and commemorate the UCONN Women’s National Championship Basketball Team visiting his office.
Is there something wrong with the picture or is there something else wrong in the Governor’s office?
For starters the lamp that normally would be on the desk is on the floor and the Governor’s chair found on the right is perfectly set for gazing into outer space out the window. Note, if the governor actually sat at the desk as it is set up all the doors and drawers of the desk would be facing the visitors to his office and not accessible to him. On the other hand if he sits on the side of the desk with the drawers his back is to the door and his writing area is blocked by other items on the desk.
It is obvious to even the casual observer Governor Malloy has done little or no work with this desk set up. Is there any wonder why the Connecticut state budget and economy are in such a shamble?
Here is some advice to the Governor: Turn the desk around, put the chair at the desk so you can work, pick up the lamp so you can see what is happening and put note in the drawer that says debit to the left, credit to the right.
Oh there is one more item for the Governor to consider, OSHA and the State Fire Marshal would never approve of the lamp cord running across the direct path of foot placement. It’s time for the Governor to get his act together, the State is in a financial malaise and there is work to be done. The voters must consider we have a man in the office that can’t even set up his desk to work. Sad isn’t it?
Why are Jerry Adler from the “Sopranos”, Joyce DeWitt from “Threes Company” and Harris Doran from the “Black Donnellys” all coming to the “Quiet Corner” of Connecticut? The attraction is the comedic genius of Mike Reiss four-time Emmy award-winning writer for “The Simpsons”.
Mr. Reiss was born in Bristol CT, and has written a new play, “I’m Connecticut”. The world premiere will be at nearby Jorgansen Theater on the campus of the University of Connecticut running from December 1- 10. The expectations are high with the cast including DeWitt, Adler and Doran sure to deliver a wonderful theater experience.
Reiss, is widely known for his satirical comic genius and he has turned to roots in Connecticut for inspiration. “I’m Connecticut” is a love story (or is it a comedy) about a young man from Simsbury living in New York City and searching for love. Like all young men he has anxieties of dating and begins to question himself about what it means to be a Nutmegger, a Connecticut native.
The evening promises to be surprising and hysterical as we discover what Reiss finds in our identity as residents of The Land Of Steady Habits. Plan an evening at the theater now before it is all sold out and your friends are all talking about the genius of Reiss and the acting of DeWitt, Adler and Doran.
Join the crowd when the lights go down and the curtain goes up for the world premiere of “I’m Connecticut. Tickets are now on sale at the Jorgansen Theater box office (860) 486-4226 or buy tickets on line at www.crt.uconn.edu
The Connecticut Repertory Theater is quickly becoming a raising star in New England theatre. Most recently they have presented two outstanding productions in “The Miser” and “Our Town”. Come enjoy an evening with the stars in December, no telescope required only a ticket to “I’m Connecticut”.
If your idea of an evening of summer fun is a night at the theater watching a top notch musical then you have the opportunity right in your own back yard. Head out to UConn this week and catch My Fair Lady before the run is over on the 17th.
Lerner and Lowe’s My Fair Lady has been performed for years and you may have seen it before but this is truly and outstanding performance. As one long-time season subscriber said, “this may very well be the best presentation by the Connecticut Repertory Theater in the last ten years”.
Starring the legendary Tony Award nominee, Terrence Mann as Henry Higgins and Eileen Fulton as Mrs. Higgins this is one show you don’t want to miss. You may remember Mann as Rum Tum Tugger in the memorable lead role of the original Broadway cast of Cats. Eileen Fulton spent fifty years on television as the first “bad girl” when she created the role of Lisa Miller on As The World Turns.
The comedy of Richard Ruiz as Alfred P. Doolittle is hilarious and worthy of a standing ovation. Mr. Ruiz is a graduate of UConn with a Masters in Fine Arts and this performance is a credit to his dedication to perfection in developing a character that will live in your memory.
My Fair Lady, can fall a bit flat if the casting of Eliza Doolittle is not up to the task and in this case Alix Paige was the ace-in-the-hole. Her understanding of the role and the importance of dialect development in concert with the diction and quality of voice in her musical numbers raises the bar for others to follow.
All shows are performed at the Harriett S. Jorgensen Theatre and the remaining schedule looks like this:
Tues. – Thurs 7:30 pm
Friday – 8:00 pm
Saturday - 2:00 and 8:00pm
Sunday - 2:00pm Last show
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