27 May 2018

Dorothy Parker Takes a Trip

  • Actor/Soprano Sarah Gabriel
  • Piano Iain Farrington
  • Director Richard Williams

A musical and dramatic foray into the verbally lacerating, gilded but wasted, ardently political world of Dorothy Parker and her era in letters, essays and poems, with live music and songs by George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, Hoagy Carmichael and others.

Dorothy Parker Takes a Trip was commissioned by and premiered at Dartington International Festival. Sarah Gabriel co-wrote the piece with Richard Williams, who also directs. Also featuring: Dorothy Parker’s lawyer’s assistant and a filing cabinet.

Produced by Music at Oxford.

‘Sarah Gabriel: as fine an actress as she is a singer’ Le Monde

Listen to an explanation of the show in this entertaining, short podcast: https://soundcloud.com/chromeradio/dorothyparkertakesatrip-oxfordplayhouse-270518-listeningcopy2-240518

Go to Oxford Playhouse for full details and tickets.

This concert is part of American Cool, a month long festival celebrating American art, literature, music, drama and film from 1920s – 1940s coinciding with the Ashmolean’s exhibition: America’s Cool Modernism: O’Keefe to Hopper. www.ashmolean.org/americascoolmodernism |  americancoolfest 

End time c. 4:10pm

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