The Portable Dorothy Parker
  • Edinburgh Fringe

New York City, 1943. Dorothy Parker " member of the legendary Algonquin Round Table, known for her biting wit ('brevity is the soul of lingerie') " sorts through her poems and short stories, reminiscing about her famous friends (Lillian Hellman, F Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway), her fellow members of the Round Table (Alexander Woollcott, Robert Benchley, George Kaufman), the founding of The New Yorker magazine, her Hollywood screenwriting career and her many loves and heartbreaks, as she prepares her famous collection for Viking Press: The Portable Dorothy Parker. 'Tightly written, keenly directed, subtly performed' (