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Author Fitzgerald’s wife to be portrayed in one-woman sketch at Marblehead library

Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald is often known as the insane flapper wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of “The Great Gatsby.” However, she was more than just the beautiful muse and wife to one of the greatest of the “Lost Generation” writers, notes the Abbot Public Library.
On Sunday, March 13, 2 p.m., in the library’s lower-level meeting room, Rita Parisi will present her one-woman character sketch, paying tribute to an often misunderstood woman, a woman who was also a mother, an accomplished dancer, an exhibited artist and a published writer in her own right.
Parisi is an actress and singer with more than 15 years of experience performing all over New England. Her theatrical credits include Mother Superior in “Nunsense,” Mary Warren in Delvena Theatre Company’s touring production of “The Crucible” and Felicia Dantine in “I Hate Hamlet,” a production by Boston’s Ubiquity Stage Company. She has also appeared in “Annie” and Seacoast Repertory Theatre’s rendition of “Our Town.” Audiences might remember her as a wacky bridesmaid in “Joey & Maria’s Italian Wedding” at the Tremont Hotel in Boston. For 10 years, she was involved in reenacting the Salem Witch Trials in Salem, where she played Elizabeth Proctor.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Marblehead Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.