23 January 2017
The acclaimed comedy, Drinking with Dorothy – a Comedy in Ten Scenes by Cecily O'Neill is published by independent publishing and production company, 2TimeTheatre. Drinking with Dorothy is inspired by Dorothy Parker’s bitter-sweet reflections on life, love and alcohol in her poems and stories.
This comic play captures Parker’s razor-sharp wit and her disillusion with romance as Dottie introduces the denizens of the bars and speakeasies of Manhattan, bravely keeping her loneliness at bay with a regular supply of Martinis. Songs, waltzes, wisecracks and hangovers create a potent cocktail of entertainment inspired by one of the world’s most quotable writers.
Writer Cecily O’Neill said: “My aim has been to bring Parker’s characters to life in performance so we can encounter them in the flesh. Inevitably, in any adaptation, much has to be omitted, but though narration and hilarious descriptions may be lost, what remains are the people – and the true tones of the native New Yorkers she lived among.’
Drinking with Dorothy premiered off-Broadway in 2015 at New York’s Players Theatre in Greenwich Village, and has also been performed in the U.K.