We have the scoop from Dorothy Parker Society officer Maureen Van Trease, who is once again presenting her show, Those Whistling Lads! The Poetry and Short Stories of Dorothy Parker. It was performed last year to great reviews. Maureen is doing something very similar to what Mrs. Parker did: giving the money to charities. She answered some questions, and the show info is below.
Q: What will we see in your show?
A: Audiences are going to see a show about Dorothy that’s like no other. It explores the relationship between the events in her life and how they influenced the stories and poems she wrote. From Eddie Parker, Charles MacArthur, John Wiley Garrett and John McClain, to the more stable influences in her life such as Harold Ross and Robert Benchley, they all make appearances in this show. The audience can expect to live the stories and poems right along with Dorothy. Selections include “For An Unknown Lady”, “The Choice”, “Here We Are”, “Dusk Before Fireworks”, “General Review of the Sex Situation”, “Unfortunate Coincidence”, ” The Sexes”, “You Were Perfectly Fine”, and “Chant For Dark Hours” in combination with “A Telephone Call” as you’ve never imagined it.
Q: What charities are you giving the box office to?
A: The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity actually found me. The producer of the festival, Glory Bowen, saw the show last year at the Midtown International Theatre Festival, and asked if I would put it in this festival because of the themes it addresses concerning women’s issues. Dorothy’s early life was fraught with bad relationships, alcoholism, and 4 suicide attempts, mostly the result of those relationships. For this reason we are working with the festival to donate our box office to Safe Horizon Shelter, Suidice Prevention International, and The Actors Fund.
Show Information/Links to Buy Tickets
This June, Those Whistling Lads! is back bringing you more laughs than ever before. Come to the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity and help out some really great charities in the process!
We’ve got 5 shows and 2 amazing casts all working to help The Actors Fund, Safe Horizon Shelter for Women and Children and Suicide Prevention International. 100% of all box office proceeds will be donated to the charities, PLUS we’ll be collecting toiletry items (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc) to donate to the Safe Horizon Streetwork Program for Homeless Teens. It’s a great way to put all those little HOTEL FREEBIES YOU’VE BEEN SAVING to good use!
TICKETS ARE JUST $18 AND YOU CAN CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO ORDER THEM TODAY.
WE’LL BE AT THE ROBERT MOSS THEATRE, 440 LAFAYETTE ST., 3RD FLOOR (R,W train to 8th St., or 6 train to Astor Place)
THOSE WHISTLING LADS! THE POETRY AND SHORT STORIES OF DOROTHY PARKER
Produced by Third Eye Theatre Company in association with
TimeSpace Theatre Company
benefiting Safe Horizon, The Actors Fund,
and Suicide Prevention International
Adapted for the stage by Maureen Van Trease
Those Whistling Lads brings five light-hearted stories and five satirical poems of Dorothy Parker to life, drawing you into the world of loves and friendships that inspired them, from newlyweds to break-ups and waiting for that telephone call. A member of the famed 1920’s Algonquin Round Table and a critic for The New Yorker, she was well-known for her stinging witticisms. Running time: 90 minutes.
June 16 4:30 pm
June 21 6:30 pm
FEATURING ETHAN ANGELICA*, NICOLE GREEVY*,
ANNALYSE MCCOY*, GLENN STOOPS* AND MAUREEN VAN TREASE*
June 24 8:30 pm
June 26 9:00 pm
June 28 11:00 am
FEATURING ETHAN ANGELICA*, JUSTIN HERFEL*,
MAUREEN VAN TREASE*, NATALIE WILDER* AND HANNAH WOLFE
*Denotes members of Actors Equity Association
ALL SHOWS ARE AT 440 LAFAYETTE ST., 3RD FLOOR
SPECIAL DEALS ABOUND AS WELL!
Join us for the Sunday June 28th, 11 AM show and then meet the cast for a talkback with coffee, mimosas and pastries at 12:30. Group discounts: 10-19 people @ $15/ticket, 20 or more @ $12/ticket – contact Jenn Boehm at email@example.com