Poetry in the Grove - An Evening with Dorothy Parker

September 7, 2019 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Poetry in the Grove returns with a Staged Reading...An Evening with Dorothy Parker. Dorothy Parker was a poet, screenwriter, playwright, writer of short stories and fierce drama/literary critic for Vogue and the New Yorker. She got her start with the Algonquin Literary Roundtable and was a pivotal player during the Jazz Age of the Roaring Twenties. Famous for her "black and blue" verse, her razor-wire wit, and her rocky romances, Dorothy Parker lives on in this three-person staged reading by Carol Marquart. 

Carol Marquart, playwright, is fascinated with the lives of famous people and revolutionary thinkers. Using local actors, she has written and presented her staged readings all over the Monterey Peninsula. 

Cast: Harriet Lynn, Fred Bolgna, Andrea McDonald

The program will be preceded by a short video of Dorothy Parker and the Algonquin Literary Roundtable. A chance to discuss the presentation or share your favorite Dorothy Parker poems will follow. 

Free event, everyone welcome!