On Thursday, May 3, NowGen and Women’s Philanthropy, in partnership with the Jewish Book Council will present an Evening with Annabelle Gurwitch.
Annabelle Gurwitch is an actress, activist and New York Times bestselling author. Her recent collection of essays on family Wherever You Go, There They Are, Stories about My Family You Might Relate To was called “a vivacious, madcap memoir” by O Magazine. Her book I See You Made an Effort was a New York Times bestseller and Thurber Prize for American Humor finalist. Her book You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up (co-authored with Jeff Kahn) is also a play which has toured in more than 30 cities to date.
A veteran of theater, Annabelle has performed with The Moth Mainstage, New York Comedy Festival, Joe’s Pub, Caroline’s on Broadway, 92ndSt Y, and performing arts centers around the country. Her performance in the title role of “Joe and Betty” Off-Broadway and in Los Angeles earned her a place in Top Ten Performances of the Year in The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times.
She has also appeared in numerous television shows and movies including “Better Things,” “Seinfeld,” “Boston Legal,” “Dexter,” “The Shaggy Dog,” “Daddy Day Care,” and “Melvin Goes to Dinner.” Annabelle gained a loyal following during her long stint co-hosting “Dinner & a Movie” on TBS and years as a regular commentator on NPR. She was also the news anchor on HBO’s satirical “Not Necessarily the News” and hosted the sustainability series “WA$TED” on the Planet Green Network.
Annabelle is a Jewish mother, a reluctant atheist and an ardent environmentalist. She is empty-nesting in Los Angeles.
An Evening with Annabelle Gurwitch
Where: Congregation Or Tzion Social Hall, 16415 N. 90th St., Scottsdale
When: Thursday, May 3; 7 pm dessert reception (dietary laws observed), 7:30 pm program followed by book sale and signing
Tickers: $18 per person. There is no solicitation of funds.