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You Might As Well Live
June 18, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
One event on June 18, 2022 at 5:00 pm
The one-person play, You Might As Well Live, explores the life, loves, and legacy of literary icon and sharp-tongued member of the Algonquin Round Table – Dorothy Rothschild Parker.
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On the eve of her death, and determined to be remembered as more than the creator of such quips as “The overseas crossing was so rough, the only thing I could keep on my stomach was the first mate”, Dorothy takes a pilgrimage through her own past talking to the ghost of her old friend Robert Benchley about the bastardization of literalture in the 1960’s and her hatred of Hemingway. In a journey packed with quick wit and a biting tongie, she sets out to make her mark in the literary scene of 1930’s New York City. From writing copy at Vogue Magazine to theatrical reviews at Vanity Fair, to scripting classic films in Hollywood (such as A Star is Born), You Might As Well Live explores Parker as she climbs the ladder of success, fighting for recognition as a female author in a male dominated world. She writes to escape her life only to discover that’s what her writing becomes.
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