If you have not made up your mind if you want to attend our next big Dorothy Parker Society party, just read who will be attending. We have 4 fantastic actors who will be at the splashy party on May 14 to celebrate The Ladies of the Corridor coming back to bookstores. The party is free and open to the public at Hurley’s, 232 W 48th St. (between Broadway and Eighth). It is right next door to the Longacre Theatre, the same place The Ladies of the Corridor debuted in October 1953. The party starts at 6:30 p.m.
Editor Marion Meade will give a brief talk, the new book will be available, and there will be a cash bar. We will have a staged reading of two selections from the play. The actors we have lined up are: Glenn B. Stoops, Maureen Van Trease, Natalie Wilder, and Verna Pierce. Their brief biographies:
Glenn Stoops has worked with many NYC based companies including Boomerang Theatre Company, Quest Theater Ensemble, Blunt Theater Company, Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre, Banned in Warwick Productions, Trinity Players, and Theatreworks USA. Regional credits include NJ Rep (where he is a member), Shadowlawn Stage, Civic Theatre of Central Florida (Orlando, FL), Beechwood Theatre Company (Newport, RI), Playhouse on the Square (Memphis, TN), Sterling Renaissance Festival (Sterling, NY), Nebraska Theatre Caravan (Omaha, NE), EPCOT Center, and Universal Studios Florida. He can currently be seen on Liberty Island performing his one person show based on the life of Auguste Bartholdi.
Maureen Van Trease, member of AEA, is currently in a production of “No Man Can Serve Two Masters” with Third Eye Theatre Company at Times Square Arts Center through May 10th, where she has the pleasure of playing a sociopathic, delusional housewife. A fledgling playwright and a big Dorothy Parker fan, her latest project is entitled “Those Whistling Lads: The Poetry and Short Stories of Dorothy Parker”, an adaptation for the stage of five of Dorothy’s short stories and five of her poems that also explores the events in her life that led to these works. A full production of which is set for the near future.
Natalie Wilder — (AEA/SAG) – New York credits include Mouth in NOT I, Phaedra in the NY premiere of PHAEDRA’S LOVE by Sarah Kane, Olivia in TWELFTH NIGHT, Lady Macbeth in MACBETH, Lady Anne in RICHARD III, Hypatia in MISALLIANCE, and Beth in DINNER WITH FRIENDS. Natalie is a member of NJ Repertory Company, where she has appeared as Diversion in SPAIN, a co-production with Playwrights Theatre of NJ and where she originated the role of Rachel Gold in the world premiere of APOSTASY. She is also a member of Oldcastle Theatre Company, where she has appeared as the Bogle in JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL, multiple roles in HARD TIMES by Charles Dickens, and where she will appear this fall playing multiple roles in A TALE OF TWO CITIES. Regional credits include Maria in EL GRANDE DE COCA COLA, Celia in THE CURATE SHAKESPEARE AS YOU LIKE IT, and Janet in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. Natalie is a proud member of The Dorothy Parker Society.
Verna Pierce is a member of Equity.
The party is free and open to the public. To attend please RSVP to: KEVIN (AT) DOROTHYPARKER (DOT) COM by May 12.