The Whistling Girl

Dublin-based composer and musician Trevor Knight and singer/actor Honor Heffernan's reimagining of the work of Dorothy Parker


$28 general ($23 members) / $34 premium ($28 members)

Nov 17, 2017 – Nov 18, 2017



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Irish Arts Center
553 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019


In association with the Dorothy Parker Society 

Dublin-based composer and musician Trevor Knight and singer/actor Honor Heffernan bring their reimagining of the work of Dorothy Parker to Irish Arts Center this fall.

Embracing dirty-cabaret, electronic-vaudeville, rock, and jazz, Knight’s arrangements lend a vital theatricality to Parker’s sardonic verse. He, Heffernan, and their full band channel the spirit of an American literary icon during Parker's years of notoriety in New York.

“Clever…imaginative. Echoes of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, flourishes of The Doors, a touch of Kraftwerk here, and Leonard Cohen there.”
 —Hot Press Magazine [Jackie Hayden]

“Parker’s misanthropic verse is phrased in deliciously acidic terms…it’s easy to picture Mrs. Parker viewing this show with both a hiked eyebrow and a wry smile” —The Irish Times

Irish Arts Center programming is supported by Culture Ireland – Promoting Irish Arts Worldwide.



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Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by government, foundation, and corporate partners including Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and the New York City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; Howard Gilman Foundation; Jerome L. Greene Foundation; the Charina Endowment Fund; the Ireland Funds; the Shubert Foundation, Inc.; the Irish Institute of New York; the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, New York; the Charles Lawrence Keith & Clara Miller Foundation; Northern Ireland Bureau; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; British Council; Morgan Stanley; Tourism Ireland; and thousands of generous donors like you.


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