The Portable Dorothy Parker

Solo Show · grove goddess productions · Ages 16+ · United States of America

one person show
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ELIZABETH J. MUSGRAVE certified reviewer June 06, 2023
What a way to start the Fringe! This was the first of the shows I intend to see, and if this is any indication of what is in store, wow, what a year this is going to be. The PORTABLE DOROTHY PARKER was just so well written, performed, and directed that I don't know where to begin. I went to the show because I'm a fan of Dorothy Parker, but I left being a fan of Annie Lux. So I guess the writing is where I'll start. The writing was both witty and acerbic. As Dorothy Parker reflects on the works she wishes to include/exclude in her "portable" to an editor, I also imagine Lux editing her own words. After all, Dorothy Parker is such an interesting person with her years of being part of the infamous Algonquin Round Table, writing award-winnin... full review
SHARI BARRETT broadway world la, culver city news certified reviewer June 21, 2023
tagged as: critic · writer · solo
While I knew about Dorothy Parker prior to seeing this solo performance, I learned more about her during this play than I ever knew before. Deeply researched and authentically performed, each tidbit shared opened up the world to me about this famed critic, write, and famous Round Table at the Algonquin Hotel attendee in the glorious days of early celebrity culture in New York.... full review
DAN OLIVERIO certified reviewer June 20, 2023
tagged as: literary · historical · funny · witty · smart · sparkling
A delightful time with a literary legend. Short, sweet, and funny!... full review
CHARLES ZIARKO certified reviewer June 20, 2023
There's Wit aplenty to fill the 45-minutes we spend with Dorothy Parker almost a century ago, all of Dorothy's own creation, including her asides about her own promiscuous past, some of which were new even to me! I know what she looked like in Middle Age, and Margot Avery fills the bill. What I don't know is what she sounded like, so I imagined a more abrasive, octave-lower voice delivering her mordant couplets---and left longing to see the original, half-hour-longer version of this same material, abridged for this year's Hollywood and Edinburgh Fringe fests. ... full review
ERNEST KEARNEY certified reviewer June 11, 2023
tagged as: A SILVER MEDAL
What succeeds in this homage compilation to the pioneering journalist, critic, and poet Dorothy Parker is Parker herself. For those unacquainted with Parker’s wit and life, this serves as an excellent introduction. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 04, 2023
tagged as: clever · witty · fun
What fun to "meet" the fabulous Dorothy Parker.... full review