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SANTA FE, N.M. — A locally written one-woman show about the life of 20th-century writer Dorothy Parker is returning to Santa Fe after several performances in Europe. “The Portable Dorothy Parker,” written by Santa Fe resident Annie Lux, tells the story of 1940s-era Dorothy Parker as she reflects on her life while selecting some of works to be published for a new collection. The show was recently part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and had additional showings in London. New York actress Margot Avery continues as the star of the show, which previously came to Santa Fe for a short run last year.

Margot Avery as Dorothy Parker

Parker is best-known for being one of the members of the Algonquin Round Table, or the “Vicious Circle,” a group of famous New York writers who met daily for lunch in the 1920s to shoot witty banter back and forth, and then publish it in major newspaper columns. She was also one of the first writers for the New Yorker when it began in 1925.

Performances started yesterday at the Adobe Rose Theater, 1213 B Parkway Drive, and will continue tonight through Oct. 15 showing Thursdays-Sundays. Thursday-Saturday shows will be at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday shows will be at 3 p.m. General admission is $25, with discounts for seniors, military and students. Purchase tickets at artportabledorothyparker.brownpapertickets.com or 1-800-838-3006 ext. 1.

BOOK DISCUSSION: Collected Works Bookstore will be hosting a Santa Fe comedian and artist introducing his book detailing his experience of transitioning from female to male, titled “Hung Like a Seahorse.” The Saturday discussion and signing for Quinn Fontaine’s “Real-Life Transgender Adventure of Tragedy, Comedy and Recovery” will begin at 6 p.m. The book is described as “part-autobiography, part inspirational support” for those going through similar life experiences, as Fontaine details coming to terms with his gender identity, as well as overcoming drug addictions and sexual abuse during his childhood. Fontaine, who has toured the country and internationally for sketch and stand-up comedy, is also planning to create a special stand-up show with the same title as the book. He will be joined by local author Julia Cameron, known for her 1992 self-help book “The Artist’s Way.” Books can be purchased through Collected Works for $15.95.

Ty Segall

ROCKING SHOW: A psychedelic rocker who is known for “wrestling with realities” will play Saturday at Meow Wolf, 1352 Rufina Circle. Ty Segall, who would fit easily into the musical landscape of the ’60s and ’70s, will play tunes from his most recent, self-titled, album released in January at this 21-and-over concert. This is Segall’s ninth album as a solo artist since debuting in 2008. He also released a new single, “Alta,” last week, an ode to the environment that switches from a soft, melodic beginning into hardcore rock. Tickets are available at meowwolf.com for $22 and will be $25 at the door. Doors open at 8 p.m.

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