A Threshold Repertory Production
You Might As Well Live
A Dorothy Parker Project
Written By Glenn Griffin
With Susan Marrash-Minnerly as Dorothy Parker
The one-woman show, You Might As Well Live, is the story of literary icon Dorothy Parker. The play explores our deepest desire to leave a mark on this world and discover what our legacy will be. On the eve of her death , and determined to be remembered as more than the creator of such quips as ‘I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy’, Dorothy takes a pilgrimage through her own past. In a journey packed with quick wit and a biting tongue, she sets out to make her mark in the literary scene of 1930’s New York City. From writing copy at Vogue Magazine to theatrical reviews at Vanity Fair, becoming an original member of the famed Algonquin Round Table to scripting classic films in Hollywood (such as A Star Is Born), You Might As Well Live explores Dorothy as she climbs the ladder of success, fighting for acclaim and recognition as a female author in a male dominated world. She writes to escape her life only to discover that’s what her writing becomes.