Estelle Parsons and More to Appear in Palm Beach Dramaworks' 2014-15 Season
Palm Beach Dramaworks is pleased to announce that Estelle Parsons, Tim Altmeyer, Jim Ballard, Cliff Burgess, Elizabeth Dimon, Rob Donohoe, Patti Gardner, Kate Hampton, Kenneth Kay, Margery Lowe, Colin McPhillamy, Angelica Page, and Angie Radosh are among the outstanding actors scheduled to appear during its upcoming fifteenth anniversary season.
The 2014-15 season opens at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre on October 10 with Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning Our Town, and the fictional New Hampshire town of Grover's Corners will be populated by the largest ensemble ever to be seen on PBD's stage. Colin McPhillamy plays the omniscient Stage Manager in this joyous, heartbreaking play that celebrates the beauty of ordinary life. Among the town's residents are Kenneth Kay (Dr. Gibbs), Elizabeth Dimon (Mrs. Gibbs), Quinn Coughlin (George Gibbs), Patti Gardner (Mrs. Webb), Dan Leonard (Mr. Webb), Emiley Kiser (Emily Webb), and Margery Lowe (Mrs. Soames). Also featured are Michael Collins, Patrick A. Wilkinson, John Felix, Hal Johnstone, Dave Hyland, Cliff Goulet, Leandre Thivierge, and Charlotte Plotsky, with four of the 20 roles still to be cast. Our Town is directed by J. Barry Lewis and runs through November 9.
PBD rings out the old year and ushers in the new year with Israel Horovitz's My Old Lady, starring Tim Altmeyer, Angelica Page, and the legendary Estelle Parsons in the title role. In this three-character play, 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. My Old Lady is directed by William Hayes and runs from December 5 - January 4.
Up next is Les Liaisons Dangereuses, a tale of seduction, humiliation, and degradation written by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos and adapted by Christopher Hampton. Kate Hampton plays the Marquise de Merteuil and Jim Ballard plays the Vicomte de Valmont, bored aristocrats who eagerly shatter lives for their own cruel amusement. The play also features Harriet Oser, Maribeth Graham, Kelly Gibson, Katie Fabel, Nanique Gheridian, Brian Sheppard, Tangi Colombel, and Clay Cartland, with two roles still to be cast. Les Liaisons Dangereuses is directed by Lynette Barkley and runs from January 30 - March 1.
The season continues with Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-winning Buried Child, an unsettling tragicomedy. Cliff Burgess portrays Vince, a young man who returns home after an absence of six years to find he is unrecognized by his decaying family. Angie Radosh (Halie) and Rob Donohoe (Dodge) play the family matriarch and patriarch. Also featured are Gregg Weiner, Paul Tei, and Keilly McQuail, with one role still to be cast. Buried Child is directed by J. Barry Lewis and runs from March 27 - April 26.
The season concludes with Lanie Robertson's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill; casting will be announced at a later date. Just four months before her death, the great Billie Holiday takes the stage at a watering hole in Philadelphia, where she relates the story of her hard-knock life and triumphantly shares more than a dozen songs. Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill is directed by J. Barry Lewis and runs from May 15 - June 14.
Palm Beach Dramaworks is a non-profit, professional theatre and is a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the South Florida Theatre League, Florida Professional Theatres Association, and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.
The performance schedule is as follows: Evening performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8PM, and select Sundays at 7PM. Matinee performances are on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2PM.Wednesday matinees and Sunday evenings include a post-performance discussion.Subscriptions for the fifteenth anniversary season are now on sale. Single tickets will be available beginning on September 8. Individual tickets are $62, with specially priced preview tickets at $55. Student tickets are available for $10; tickets for educators are half price with proper ID (other restrictions apply). Group rates for 20 or more and discounted season subscriptions are also available.
The Don & Ann Brown Theatre is located in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach, at 201 Clematis Street. For ticket information contact the box office at (561) 514-4042, or visit www.palmbeachdramaworks.org.