Dorset Players to present 'A Thurber Carnival'


DORSET — A special theater event featuring short stories by 20th century humorist James Thurber will be presented on the Dorset Playhouse stage at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16. With the title of "A Thurber Carnival," the program will include three of Thurber's highly imaginative and popular stories. The presentation of "A Thurber Carnival" combines staged storytelling by seasoned members of the Dorset Players with narrative material created solely for this performance. Thurber (1894-1961) was a newspaper writer who joined the staff of The New Yorker magazine in 1927 both as a writer and artist. His inventive cartoons and short stories portrayed the frustrations and eccentricities of ordinary people and changed the character of American humor. His essays, stories, fables and comic drawings have been collected in over 30 books, and selected works continue to be reprinted in textbooks and anthologies.General admission to the performance is free to the public. However, voluntary donations to the Dorset Playhouse building maintenance and preservation fund are appreciated. The theatre cafe will offer coffee and desert opens one hour prior to the performance.


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