San Diego Show Includes Parker

Together in the Fires of Delight will be performed in San Diego in January. Photo: ML Hart.

If you live in Southern California, you may want to get tickets for an interesting show that includes some of Dorothy Parker’s work in it. According to the production manager, “The Sexes” — Mrs. Parker’s 1927 short story gem about a party couple who can’t communicate — will be a section of Together in the Fires of Delight.

John Malashock will debut his new work Together in the Fires of Delight with four performances at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego’s Balboa Park on January 19, 20, 26 and 27, 2001.

Together in the Fires of Delight is a multi-disciplinary, multi-sensual portrayal of primary relationships through language, dance, music and song featuring duets of fathers/sons, sisters/brothers, mothers/daughters, spouses/lovers, and friends/enemies.

“I find personal relationships to be the cornerstone of my work and, over the years, have found that duet work is the form where I seem to express myself most completely,” Malashock said. “I have decided to create this concert to celebrate the foundation of creation and growth — the human relationship.”

Works of prominent contemporary poets, novelists, playwrights and journalists such as Calvin Trillin, Harold Pinter and Dorothy Parker will be
featured. The music will span classical, folk, art-song and tango by artists
like Maurice Ravel, Astor Piazzola and Leonard Cohen.

According to Malashock, “Together in the Fires of Delight will be touching, funny, sad and moving. It will be very entertaining and everyone in the theatre will relate to it on some level. Actors and dancers will join me and my wife, Nina, in this series of pairings that let us glimpse an almost endless variety of personal interactions.”

Malashock is artistic director of Malashock Dance where he has created nearly 30 original choreographic works. Last year’s world premiere of Blessings & Curses at the Jewish Community Center in La Jolla recently won the San Diego Dance Alliance’s Tommy Award for Outstanding Performance of the Year.

Tickets for Together in the Fires of Delight are available through the Old Globe Box Office at 619-239-2255. For more information, contact Malashock Dance at 619-260-1622 or visit their Web site.

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