Michael Frayn's Award-Winning Drama 'Copenhagen' At Palm Beach Dramaworks

By: Nov. 20, 2009
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Michael Frayn's Award-Winning Drama

Opens December 18th at Palm Beach Dramaworks 

West Palm Beach's only resident professional theatre, Palm Beach Dramaworks, continues its 10th Anniversary season with "Copenhagen," the Tony Award winning play by Michael Frayn on Friday, December 18th (8PM) at their intimate downtown theatre (322 Banyan Boulevard). SpeciAl Priced preview performances are slated for December 16th & 17th (8PM) and the production will play through January 31st. 

Based on an historical event that occurred in 1941 Copenhagen, Michael Frayn's drama, "Copenhagen," keenly explores moral responsibility and patriotism when two fellow physicists, Werner Heisenberg and Niels Bohr, who once worked in collaboration, are now placed on opposite sides of World War II.  Like much of Frayn's work, "Copenhagen" ripples with irony and intelligence and questions how one can stay true to science, family and friends, one's country and one's God when at the forefront of discovery. 

Resident director J. Barry Lewis will direct the production featuring Colin McPhillamy, Christopher Oden and Elizabeth Dimon. The play will feature scenery designed by Michael Amico, costumes designed by Brian O'Keefe, lights designed by Todd Wren and sound designed by Steven Shapiro. 

"Copenhagen" had its world premiere in London in 1998 before opening on Broadway in 2000 - winning three Tony Awards, including Best Play. 

Michael Frayn is an English playwright and novelist.  He began as a reporter for The Guardian and The Observer after graduating college in 1957.  His first novel, The Tin Men, was published in 1965 winning him his first of many accolades.  His other award winning novels include Headlong, The Russian Interpreter and Spies.  Considered to be Britain's finest translator of Anton Chekhov, he adapted four major plays along with severAl Smaller plays for an evening called The Sneeze in London in 1988.  Theatrically, Frayn is the playwright for such well received plays including Noises Off, Benefactors, Wild Honey and Democracy. 

The Palm Beach Dramaworks 10th Anniversary season will continue with a distinguished roster of plays including David Mamet's "American Buffalo" (February 19th - April 4th) and the Pulitzer Prize winning "Three Tall Women" by Edward Albee (April 23rd - June 13th). 

Palm Beach Dramaworks is a non-profit, professional theatre and is a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the South Florida Theatre League, Southeastern Theatre Conference, Florida Professional Theatres Association, Florida Theatre Conference, and the Palm Beach County Cultural Council. 

The performance times are Wednesday through Saturday at 8PM (with select Sunday performances at 7PM & Friday matinees at 3PM) and regular matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2PM. 

Individual tickets are $44 for evening performances and $42 for matinees. Group rates for 20 or more, and discounted season subscriptions are also available. 

The theatre is located in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach, at 322 Banyan Boulevard, between Dixie Highway and Olive Avenue, Florida 33401. Parking is offered across the street for a nominal fee, or in the City Garage on the corner of Olive Avenue and Banyan Boulevard for $1.00 per hour with the first hour free! For ticket information contact the box office at (561) 514-4042, open Tuesday through Saturday from 10AM to 4PM, or visit their website at www.palmbeachdramaworks.org



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