Eadie Scott Is Round Table's Mrs. Parker in Wished on the Moon, Aug. 17 in NYC

News   Eadie Scott Is Round Table's Mrs. Parker in Wished on the Moon, Aug. 17 in NYC
The acid wit of poet, fiction writer and critic Dorothy Parker will burn brightly in Manhattan Aug. 17 with a revival of Wished on the Moon: A Tribute to Dorothy Parker, devised and performed by Eadie Scott.
Eadie Scott
Eadie Scott

The award-winning solo show, last seen in Manhattan in 1993, plays the West Bank Café's Laurie Beechman Theater at 7 PM.

According to production notes, "Wished on the Moon follows the journey of one woman in her search for love. Using poetry, monologues and lyrics by Dorothy Parker, Scott's character recounts the tales of loves lost with pathos, hope and timeless humor. Additional songs written by Jerome Kern and Cole Porter as well as contemporary cabaret notables Francesca Blumenthal and John Meyer."

Musical direction is by Ricky Ritzel. Collette Black directs.

Parker was born Dorothy Rothschild in 1893 and is best remembered for her verse ("men seldom make passes/at girls who wear glasses"), outrageous one liners ("you can lead a whore to culture but you can't make her think"), drama reviews (famously dismissing Katharine Hepburn and Guido Nazzo) and short stories for Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. Mrs. Parker was a renowned member of the Algonquin Round Table. Toward the end of her life, she described herself as "just a little Jewish girl trying to be cute."

Wished on the Moon was originally conceived and performed by Scott in 1993 as a celebration of Dorothy Parker's 100th birthday. Scott received Cab Magazine's Best New Artist Award. Most recently, Scott appeared in the 2009 MAC Award-nominated revue What's the Point? Her credits also include Evita (Walnut Street Theatre), The Pirates of Penzance (Pittsburgh Public Theater), My Fair Lady and A Christmas Carol (Geva Theater), plus What In The World: The Newsical (John Houseman Theater, original cast) and Twelfth Night (as Maria, for Improbable Fiction Theater Company).

There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

The West Bank Café is located at 407 W. 42nd Street in Manhattan. For reservations call (212) 695-6909 or visit www.westbankcafe.com.

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