The comedy about a Polish man seeking to reinvent himself and avoid being the butt of cultural cliches is directed by John Rando (Urinetown). The comedy was first seen in Seattle at ACT. Gets, who plays Jasiu (pronounced "YAH-Shoo"), recently starred in Broadway's Amour, and is widely known for the TV series, "Caroline in the City." Polish Joke performances on MTC's Stage II at City Center begin Feb. 25. Opening night is March 18.
Nancy Opel, a Tony Award nominee for Urinetown, is also in the cast, in a variety of roles.
Here's how MTC bills the play: "How many Polish jokes do you know? Young Jasiu has heard plenty. Warned against becoming the butt of a joke, he sets out in search of new ethnicities and adventures. But could it be true that being Polish is a destiny? How do you escape from the human condition? This uproarious comedy explores the dilemma of finding out who you are and where you come from — and where you go from there."