Comedians Amy Sedaris (Strangers With Candy), Paul Dinello, and Stephen Colbert (the Daily Show) are coming out with a new book. The town of Wigfield "is being threatened with destruction by the government, which wants to save the local salmon and so must remove a dam The resulting flood would 86 their neck of the woods. What to do? The town calls in Russell Hokes, who, having been fired from his job as a white-center-line painter on the interstates, is taking up a career as a journalist. Hokes conducts a series of interviews with the Wigfieldites, a decidely wigged-out bunch, to uncover what's worth saving about their village. Accompanying the story are photos (by Todd Oldham) of Wigfield's citizens, who bear a striking resemblance to Ms. Sedaris and Messrs. Dinello and Colbert." A theatre version of the book, performed by the authors will be taking Manhattan soon. These are the dates: May 9, 10, 16, and 17 at the Jane Street Theatre, 113 Jane [West Side Highway/Washington] at 7pm and 10pm. Tickets are $30, available at Telecharge.
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