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Dramaworks joins Literacy Coalition's "Read Together Palm Beach County"

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Dramaworks joins Literacy Coalition's "Read Together Palm Beach County"

May 2 2008
Palm Beach Dramaworks

Palm Beach Dramaworks to perform scenes from Kim Edward’s book The Memory Keeper’s Daughter as part of county-wide “Read Together Palm Beach County: One Book One Community”, May 15th at Harriet Himmel Theater at City Place Some of South Florida's finest actors including Loureleen Snedecker, Patti Gardner, John Van Dalen and Justin Sims will bring the written word to life, when West Palm Beach’s only resident professional theatre, Palm Beach Dramaworks, presents scenes from Kim Edward’s book The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, as part of the county-wide “Read Together Palm Beach County: One Book One Community” program on May 15th (5:30PM) at the Harriet Himmel Theater at City Place. This one-time-only performance will feature scenes adapted and staged for the program by Mark Lynch with J. Barry Lewis as dramaturge. Admission is FREE but reservations are necessary. This very special event concludes the six–month program from Palm Beach County’s largest reading group and will also feature the acclaimed author Kim Edwards. "We became involved with this program as a part of our committment to begin extending our organization’s reach into communities often under-resourced or underserved in the arts and arts education, and support the coalition’s stated goal of universal literacy in Palm Beach County" said Mr. Lynch. 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. About This Program A countywide reading campaign, Read Together Palm Beach County: One Book, One Community, first was held in March-April, 2002. The book was Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. A second campaign was held March - April 2004, with county residents reading Their Eyes were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston. During the 2006 read together campaign county residents read To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. It was discussed at work, in book discussion groups, in neighborhoods, clubs, libraries, religious organizations and many other venues. During each, approximately 20,000 to 30,000 people participated, by reading the book, joining book discussion groups and attending special Read Together events. Read Together 2008 Schedule December 6, 2007 Five finalist books are announced. January 4-31, 2008 Public votes for one of five titles February 25, 2008 Press Conference at the West Palm Beach Public Library announces "The Book" March 28, 2008 Campaign kicks off at Love of Literacy Luncheon April 2008 Public reads and discusses The Memory Keeper's Daughter May 15, 2008 Campaign finale at the Harriet Himmel Gilman Theater For more information on the Read Together 2008 campaign, visit the Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition web site at pbcliteracy.org or call (800) 273-1030.