Proceeds to Benefit MVCS and the MV Hebrew Center
Dow Jones award winning writer, performer, and lecturer Lee Wolf and her performing partner Julie Gilbert, novelist, biographer, and playwright, in a tell-all conversation about the life and work of Dorothy Parker, Edna Ferber, and Lillian Hellman. A short film will accompany the performance. All proceeds from the event will benefit Martha’s Vineyard Community Services and the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center.
“The evening will be centered on a discussion about the life and work of these three very talented women at a time when it was a very rare thing in our society to have women achieve the level that they did,” said Lee Wolf. “Julie and I will also incorporate an interactive performance that will include dialogue from excerpts of their selected works’ in a question and response mode.”
Dorothy Parker was a legendary literary figure known for her acid-tongued hooks. Edna Ferber was a renowned writer of short stories, novels and plays, including Dinner at Eight and Show Boat. A leading playwright and motion picture screenwriter, Lillian Hellman was famous for her dramas The Children’s Hour, The Little Foxes and Watch on the Rhine.
“When Lee asked me how she could contribute to her new community of Martha’s Vineyard, I knew this was the answer,” said Sandra Pimentel, MVCS board member and Co-Chair of the fundraiser. “This is a unique and wonderful collaboration between the Hebrew Center, Martha’s Vineyard Community Services and these two brilliant women. This is an opportunity for us to come together on behalf of these two non- profits while being treated to an evening of fun and learning.”
“My wife brought me to a sold out event at the Kravis Center in Florida and I expected Ladies of Letters to be a woman’s performance,” said Stanley Snider, active community member and Edgartown resident. “I was thoroughly enlightened and learned quickly that the lives of Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker and Edna Ferber were relevant and inspirational to men especially. We need to know what make our modern wives, daughters and daughter- in laws so special. Lee Wolf and Julie Gilbert are truly talented and creative performers.”
General admission is $100 and Sponsor tickets are $200 and include reserved seating. Ticket can be purchased here: https://mvcommunityservices.ejoinme.org/ladiesofletters or checks can be made payable to MVCS.
Members of the media and the community are welcome and encouraged to attend.