An Evening of Dorothy Parker
Staged reading celebrating her life and wit
A collaborative presentation by Carole Frohlich, David McCaleb, and Nick Neyeloff
with Sally Nutt & Lauren Suchecki
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Dorothy Parker ( August 22, 1893 – June 7, 1967) was an American poet, writer, critic, and satirist based in New York; she was best known for her wit, wisecracks, and eye for 20th-century urban foibles.
Parker rose to acclaim, both for her literary works published in such magazines as The New Yorker and as a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table. Following the breakup of the circle, Parker traveled to Hollywood to pursue screenwriting. Her successes there, including two Academy Award nominations, were curtailed when her involvement in left-wing politics resulted in the being placed on the Hollywood blacklist.
Dismissive of her own talents, she deplored her reputation as a "wisecracker." Nevertheless, both her literary output and reputation for sharp wit have endured.
Join us as we celebrate her life, wit through readings of her stories and quips!
An Evening with Comedian Dave Russo!
He's on the Road and making a stop
at the Rogers Street Theatre for two shows!
Sat., December 8, 2018
7:30 PM & 9:45 PM
Tickets: $20.00 (Limited seating)