Literary ladies meet on the way to infinity

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Described as “the wittiest woman in America” wickedly satirical poet and writer Dorothy Parker will have a slick, witty and sometimes caustic exchange with poet and playwright Edna St Vincent Millay for National Poetry Day!

American literary ladies Dorothy Parker and Edna St Vincent Millay will “meet somewhere on the way to infinity” in a new play on Thursday 6 October.

Written by local playwright Sean McMahon and directed by Ken McCormack, ‘You Might as Well Live’ will come to The Playhouse for one night only.

Dorothy Parker and Edna St Vincent Millay were two of the most gifted of American literary ladies of the first half of the twentieth century.

“They both wrote verse, Dorothy’s often wickedly satirical - she was known as the wittiest woman in America - that of Vincent (as she preferred to be called) marvellously sensual and lyrical”

The play will be performed by Mairead Mullan and Mary Murphy, and will also feature the live sumptuous jazzy tones of Ursula McHugh and Deirdre Donnelly.

‘You Might as Well Live’ will play for National Poetry Day.