The Paley Center Presents Food for Thought Productions

"Lady With A Lamp" by Dorothy Parker, "Schoolyard Confidential" by Mark O'Donnell, and "Did You Know My Husband?" by Susan Charlotte

Mar 8, 2010
2:00 PM ET
New York

With Q&As and Receptions with the Cast!

For audiences that enjoy plays that are filled with irony and writing that mixes comedy with drama, the following one-acts fit the bill and make for a fabulous afternoon of theater.
 
Lady With A Lamp by Dorothy Parker. In this very Parker piece one "friend" is supposedly consoling another friend named Mona, who is heartsick. Though Mona seems to wind up feeling much worse after listening to her friend's advice. Parker, as usual, is able to combine comedy with heartache.
 
Schoolyard Confidential by Mark O'Donnell. A young boy supposedly tries to help another young boy in a schoolyard. The subtitle of this piece is "Orientation." But after hearing the "wiser" boy's thoughts and advice about how to survive in school, one could only feel completely disoriented!
 
Did You Know My Husband? by Susan Charlotte. A woman named Maria talks to another woman named Marlene about her husband in detail. She wonders if Marlene knew her husband. Marlene's answer takes the play in a completely different direction.

Program followed by a Q&A and reception.

For information and to order tickets, please call 646.366.9340 or click the links below.

Tickets (Includes Reception)
General Public: $65
Paley Center Members: $50 

Members Only!

Buy first ticket to Food for Thought Productions at $25 to get a taste of this wonderful program. Email membership@paleycenter.org or call 212.621.6780 to join!

Become a Paley Center Member today to enjoy the discounted ticket price.


Food for Thought Productions 2010 Schedule

All performances are at 2:00 pm.
Casting for each reading is announced two weeks prior to the program.
Click on individual events below for details.

Monday, February 8, Love Letters by A.R. Gurney
Monday, March 8, Schoolyard Confidential by Mark O’Donnell (coauthor, Hairspray), Lady With A Lamp by Dorothy Parker, and Did You Know My Husband? by Susan Charlotte Buy Tickets
Tuesday, March 16, POP by Michael Cristofer (author of Pulitzer Prize–winning play, The Shadow Box and film The Witches of Eastwick) Buy Tickets
• Wednesday, March 24, The Patient* by Agatha Christie Buy Tickets
• Tuesday, April 6, The Man with One Arm* by Horton Foote and The Collection by Harold Pinter Buy Tickets
• Thursday, April 15 Miss Julie by August Strindberg Buy Tickets
• Wednesday, April 21, Scenes from classic Arthur Miller plays, with Joan Copeland, renowned actress and sister of the playwright Buy Tickets
• Monday, April 26, Love and How to Cure It by Thornton Wilder and a play by Dorothy Parker Buy Tickets
• Wednesday, May 5 In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel by Tennessee Williams Buy Tickets
• Thursday, May 13, Black Comedy* by Peter Schaeffer Buy Tickets
• Tuesday, May 18, Star Chamber* by Noël Coward Buy Tickets
• Monday, May 24, Schoolyard Confidential, Lady With A Lamp, and Did You Know My Husband? Buy Tickets
• Wednesday, June 9, Visitor from Forest Hills* by Neil Simon Buy Tickets
• Thursday, June 17, Love Letters by A.R. Gurney Buy Tickets

*Permission pending

Participants are subject to change.

Penny Fuller
Tony Roberts
Mark O'Donnell
Directed by Antony Marsellis

Ticket Info

Members: $50
General Public: $65

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