Everybody Rise! Elaine Stritch to Read Dorothy Parker March 10

News   Everybody Rise! Elaine Stritch to Read Dorothy Parker March 10 Tony Award winner Elaine Stritch will take part in the March 10 edition of the acclaimed Food for Thought reading series.
Elaine Stritch
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Actress Stritch will read three short Dorothy Parker pieces at the 1:30 PM reading at the National Arts Club. Melvin Bernhardt directs the afternoon, which will include Parker's "Just a Little One" and "The Lady with a Lamp." Lunch begins at 12:30 PM.

Stritch, whose return to Broadway in Elaine Stritch At Liberty was greeted with raves from the critics, also received a Tony Award for that performance. Her many theatre credits include Pal Joey, Sail Away, Company, Bus Stop, Show Boat and a Tony-nominated turn in Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance. Elaine Stritch At Liberty is available from DRG Records and on DVD from Image Entertainment.

Food for Thought Lunch Hour Theatre — run by artistic director Susan Charlotte — plays the National Arts Club, located in Manhattan at 15 Gramercy Park South. Tickets, priced at $45, include the one-act play reading, a question-and-answer session and a light sandwich lunch. Call (212) 362-2560 for reservations; for more information, visit www.foodforthoughtproductions.com.

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