Next week Lee Wolf and Julie Gilbert will bring a special performance to the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center called Ladies of Letters: Dorothy West, Edna Ferber, and Lillian Hellman. A joint fundraiser for the Hebrew Center and Community Services, the interactive show includes readings from the letters and works of three women linked by their connection to the famed Algonquin Hotel’s Round Table in New York. All three were known for being outspoken and opinionated, a rarity at that time. “They were very avant-garde,” Ms. Wolf said. “We were quite impressed by their social consciousness.”

Ms. Wolf said she has been impressed by Dorothy West since she was a little girl, and Ms. Gilbert is the grandniece of Edna Ferber. Lillian Hellman is the link between the two women. They also wanted to explore the women because of their imperfect characters.

“There’s something interesting about flawed people, and something charming about vulnerability,” said Ms. Wolf.

Ms. Wolf and Ms. Gilbert began their collaboration on Ladies of Letters three years ago at the Kravis Center for Performing Arts in Palm Beach. Ms. Wolf said of her 24 years working at the center, her pieces with Ms. Gilbert have been some of her favorites.

“We share a love for the subject matter,” she said. “She’s the most incredible colleague.”

Ladies of Letters performs on Thursday, August 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hebrew Center, 130 Center street, Vineyard Haven.

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