The Portable Dorothy Parker

Presented by Joanne Hartstone


New York City: 1943. Dorothy Parker, famed wit, writer, and critic, is on the warpath. Viking Press is about to publish a collection of Dorothy's poems and short stories, and she must make the selections. Now.

As Dorothy sorts through her works, she reminisces about her life: her famous friends (Lillian Hellman, F Scott Fitzgerald, and, especially, Ernest Hemingway), her role in the famous Algonquin Round Table, the founding of The New Yorker, and her many loves and heartbreaks.

Has it all been worth it? Has she made her mark as a writer, or is she merely clever?

★★★★★ "Margot Avery as Dorothy Parker gives a riveting, hilarious performance which is entirely believable and incredibly entertaining." (British Theatre Guide)

Tickets available through HSTBO the Holden Street Theatres Box Office and adelaidefringe.com.au

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The Portable Dorothy Parker



Genre: Theatre & Physical Theatre

Origin: UK

Rating: M

Duration: 60 Mins

Season: Fringe 2024

Dates: 14 Feb - 17 Mar

14 - 18 Feb @ 7:45pm
17 - 18 Feb @ 2:45pm
21 - 25 Feb @ 6:15pm
24 Feb @ 2:45pm
25 Feb @ 1:00pm
27 Feb - 3 Mar @ 7:45pm
2 - 3 Mar @ 2:45pm
5 - 10 Mar @ 6:15pm
9 Mar @ 2:45pm
10 Mar @ 1:00pm
12 - 17 Mar@ 7:45pm
16 - 17 Mar @ 2:45pm


General Admission: $34.00
Concession: $28.00
Group (6+): $27.00
Schools Program: $15.00
Midweek Treat: $26.00
Fringe Member: $17.00
BankSA Cardholder: $25.50

Companion Card holders welcome.

Venue: The Arch

32-34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh


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