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North Salem Comedian To Perform At Ridgefield Playhouse

North Salem's Jennifer Gracie will perform at The Ridgefield Playhouse's Comedy Graduation Showcase Nov. 24.
North Salem's Jennifer Gracie will perform at The Ridgefield Playhouse's Comedy Graduation Showcase Nov. 24. Photo Credit: Courtesy Ridgefield Playhouse
Danbury's Mitchell Prywes will perform at The Ridgefield Playhouse's Comedy Graduation Showcase Nov. 24.
Danbury's Mitchell Prywes will perform at The Ridgefield Playhouse's Comedy Graduation Showcase Nov. 24. Photo Credit: Courtesy Ridgefield Playhouse

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Local up-and-coming comedians from Danbury and North Salem are set for the main stage of The Ridgefield Playhouse.

North Salem's Jennifer Gracie and Danbury's Mitchell Prywes are two of the comedians who are set to perform at The Ridgefield Playhouse's Comedy Graduation Showcase at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 24. The comedian showcase is part of the conclusion to an eight-week workshop from Christine O'Leary, an award-winning professional comedienne, social worker and social media editor "who knows how to bring out the comedian in everyone," according to a press release.

“I had frequent dreams my whole life where I was on a stage and people were laughing. The feeling was amazing, and I was always disappointed when I woke up. I decided to make it really happen," Gracie said in the release. "I discovered that being a funny person and being able to do stand up are two different things. A sense of humor is the beginning, but being able to write in a way that will make total strangers relate and laugh is very different than cracking your family up at the dinner table. That process must be learned."

Prywes is a Danbury physician who has practiced in the community for 25 years.

“Comedy comes from telling the truth, and solving a problem," he said in the release. Prywes said his favorite part about the class was "watching the entire creative process evolve, and sharing that experience with both Christine and my group of fellow students.”

For tickets, which are $10, residents are asked to call (203) 438-5795 or visit the box office at The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 E. Ridge Road.

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