Dorothy Parker (maiden name was Rothschild, 1893-1967) was famous in the 1930s for play reviews, short poetry, and general wittiness. She also struggled with depression and failed love affairs. Parker had a career as a Hollywood screen writer and was active in social causes. She was a model of a humanist who strove for social justice, and for her efforts was blacklisted in Hollywood and forced to appear before Joe McCarthy.
Dave Shafer will give a slideshow talk about Parker’s life at the first CHJ Adult Ed morning of the season at Bedford Middle School in Westport. The program will be followed by a presentation of her very short two-person funny play, Here We Are.