Honor Heffernan, Trevor Knight and Ensemble
The Whistling Girl – A Celebration of the Works of Dorothy Parker
Date: Friday September 29
Venue: Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey
Time: 8pm / Cost: €15/€12
Step back in time to the world of quintessential 1920’s jazz age New Yorker, Dorothy Parker. Noted for her sparkling, and often acerbic wit, her poetry collections – Enough Rope, Sunset Gun,
Harpo was not the only Marx she admired, however. Tiring of New York, she relocated to Hollywood in the 1930s where she combined a successful career as a screenwriter with her advocacy on behalf of the Communists fighting Franco in the Spanish Civil War, as well as supporting a variety of civil liberties and civil rights causes. Investigated by the FBI as part of its Unamerican Activities programme, she ended up on a Hollywood blacklist in the 1950s.
Tonight, internationally acclaimed Irish jazz singer and actress Honor Heffernan joins with noted composer and musician Trevor Knight, to transform the poems of Dorothy Parker into songs that are equally droll, witty,
Tickets for this event are available from The Balor Arts Centre, Balybofey.
Tel: 074 91 31840