OUR TOWN, BURIED CHILD, 'LADY DAY' and More Set for Palm Beach Dramaworks' 2014-15 Season
Palm Beach Dramaworks celebrates its fifteenth anniversary with a lineup of illustrious plays, beginning on October 10 with Thornton Wilder's Pultizer Prize-winning Our Town, and continuing with Israel Horovitz's My Old Lady, the Christopher Hampton adaptation of Pierre Choderlos de Laclos's Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-winning Buried Child, and Lanie Robertson's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. All performances are at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre (201 Clematis Street).
"It's humbling to be observing our fifteenth anniversary," says Producing Artistic Director William Hayes, "and we decided to mark the occasion by opening the season with one of our most ambitious productions to date: Our Town will have the largest cast we've ever featured. As always, throughout the season we'll be presenting some of the finest actors working in theatre today, many of them very familiar to our audiences. Given the special nature of the season, we want to bring back many of the terrific local actors who have been working with us over the years, the people who have helped get us where we are today."
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Prior to the launch of the new season, Palm Beach Dramaworks will present its second annual Musical Concert series, in which both the score and book are staged with minimal design. Zorba!, with a book by Joseph Stein, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Fred Ebb, will run from June 20-29. The Most Happy Fella, with book, lyrics, and music by Frank Loesser, will run from July 18-27. Both productions will be directed by Clive Cholerton.
Book by Joseph Stein
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Music by John Kander
Director Clive Cholerton
June 20 - 29, 2014
Zorba the Greek shares his joyous philosophy of life with Nikos, a young American student, as they each navigate love, romance, and heartbreak. The spirited score includes "Life Is," "The Butterfly," and "Only Love."
THE MOST HAPPY FELLA
Book, music, and lyrics by Frank Loesser
Director Clive Cholerton
July 18 - 27, 2014
An older, unprepossessing grape farmer who believes love has passed him by, romances a young waitress aching to find love in this glorious musical featuring such songs as "My Heart Is So Full Of You" and "Standing on the Corner."
Director J. Barry Lewis
October 10 - November 9, 2014
The beauty of ordinary life is celebrated in this Pulitzer Prize-winning play, as the citizens of Grover's Corners experience birth, love, marriage, and death, and the attendant joy, heartbreak, and transience of being alive.
MY OLD LADY
Director William Hayes
December 5, 2014 - January 4, 2015
A down-on-his-luck New Yorker inherits an apartment in Paris and must live with his tenants, an old lady and her rigid daughter; their lives soon intertwine in unexpected and profound ways.
LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES
By Pierre Choderlos de Laclos