Parker Posey's Coming To Read To You Dallas, So Wipe that Face Off Your Head

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You've loved everything she's ever done.
It's unclear how we got quite so lucky, but indie film's most famous mug, Parker Posey, will read for Art and Letters Live's 2014 Texas Bound series. The popular showcase pulls well-known actors (Tommy Lee Jones, Kathy Bates and Larry Hagman have all previously lent their voices) to read short fictional works by Lone Star authors.

Posey's contribution comes as part of Danger and Desire: Tales of Hopper's City, where she, David Straithairn (Good Night, and Good Luck, LA Confidential) and Kaneza Schaal will bring "Hopper's poignant and evocative noir themes and settings to life in stories on stage." Sounds pretty sexy. Currently, Posey's set to read The Working Girl by Ann Beattie, but stories are subject to change. The event's a KERA and DMA tagteam effort and it happens on Saturday, January 25, 2014.

Get your tickets now, or hold off until Thursday, December 12, when Arts and Letters hosts a Season Preview and Open House in the DMA's C3 theater. It's a little gab fest on who's coming, when, and what you must-see -- offered in two, hour-long hangouts. The first is from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, and the other is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Last year's Arts and Letters highlights included visits from George Saunders and Margaret Atwood. This year's big names are Amy Tan (Joy Luck Club), Ruth Reichl (Gourmet's Adventures with Ruth), Dave Barry (You Can Date Boys When You're Forty: Dave Barry on Parenting and Other Topics He Knows Very Little About), Daniel Woodrell (Winter's Bone) and even a stopover by The Office's favorite temp, B.J. Novak, who's promoting his new book of shorts, One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories.

See also: A Long, Weird, Slightly Self-Serving Chat with George Saunders, Who's In Dallas Tonight

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crozkent1
crozkent1

"I been workin' here at the D.Q. for about, um... eight months? Seven? I don't know, somethin' like that, it's fun. Just do the cones... make sundaes, make Blizzards, 'n... put stuff on 'em, 'n... see a lot of people come in, a lot of people come to the D.Q... burgers... ice cream... anything, you know? Cokes... just drive in and get a Coke, if you're thirsty."

halldecker
halldecker

Bet you don't know,   Parker has a twin brother who is now a lawyer in Mississippi.


And,  is real close to an aunt and first cousin in Austin. She's down there frequently. 

Jamie_L.
Jamie_L.

Isn't her family from Mississippi? I thought she wound up on the East Coast for college?

halldecker
halldecker

She went off to school,  twin brother graduated from Ole Miss law.  Her/their uncle and Godfather was a close friend.   I first met her when she was appearing on a soap opera in NYC early in her career.  She saw it as a start,  and one she needed to run away from ASAP.

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