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You Might as Well Live

You Might As Well Live returns to the Mill Studio after a sell-out run last year. The show features the words, wisdom and wisecracks of one of America's foremost jazz age writers. Dorothy Parker's journalism was characterised by rapier wit and her poems and short stories by melancholy and aching vulnerability.  Her pen frequently upset the literary establishment and provided an acerbic commentary on life in inter-war America.  She was a very rude and very funny lady.

She was active also in cultural politics, setting up the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League and the Screenwriters' Guild. Of course, she ended up on Senator McCarthy's Hollywood blacklist which, she said, severely curtailed her earning power.  But it didn't stop her telling it like she thought it was.

Dorothy Parker will be accompanied on stage by the Steve Salfield jazz trio playing the music of the 1920s and thirties. She will fill you in on her life, her loves and her views on the writers and the cultural politics of her day.


Presented by Cotton Grass Theatre

By David Frederickson

Mill Studio

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 20:00 to Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 20:00


All tickets £13


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