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    Benchley, Behrman, & Bishop: Wit, Wisdom and Whimsy from the Great Writers of Worcester

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    July 26, 2012


    Benchley, Behrman, & Bishop: Wit, Wisdom and Whimsy from the Great Writers of Worcester

    Have a glass of wine - or two, and enjoy the wit and whimsy of some of Worcester's greatest writers. "Benchley, Behrman, & Bishop" is a three-part performance series taking place on the fourth Thursday in June, July and August.

    In the July 26 performance enjoy a witty romp through Upper West Side Manhattan, circa 1927, with selected scenes from S.N. Behrman’s play, The Second Man. The premise focuses on a writer who wants to marry a rich woman to support his lifestyle and his desire for a younger more exciting girl. Scenes from the Play, based on the short story by W. Somerset Maugham will also be performed. Rain centers on the clash between a missionary and a prostitute in the South Seas. It later became a motion picture film staring Joan Crawford.

    Audiences will also be treated to the poetry of Worcester’s Stanley Kunitz, in honor of his birthday on July 29, and The Woolen Mitten Situation, an unpublished speech from 1926 by Robert Benchley. An honor bar and hors d'oeuvres will be available.

    Worcester Historical Museum

    30 Elm Street
    Worcester, MA 01609

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    Admission Info:

    $15.00 for WOO Card Holders

    General Day and Time Info:

    6:30 PM-8:30 PM
    Doors open at 6:00 PM

    Phone: 508-753-8278

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