Adult Ed – Dorothy Parker

When:
September 11, 2016 @ 9:30 am – 11:45 am
2016-09-11T09:30:00-04:00
2016-09-11T11:45:00-04:00
Where:
Bedford Middle School
88 North Ave
Westport, CT 06880
USA
Contact:
Dave Shafer

parkerDorothy 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.

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