Palm Beach Dramaworks announces 2011-12 season
West Palm Beach's longest residing professional theatre, Palm Beach Dramaworks, will launch its 12th Anniversary season with Arthur Miller's acclaimed play "All My Sons" on Saturday, November 12th (8PM) at their brand new Clematis Street theatre (201 Clematis Street). The season will continue with a distinguished roster of plays including "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds" by Paul Zindel, "The Pitmen Painters" by Lee Hall, "Master Harold...and the Boys" by Athol Fugard and "Proof" by David Auburn. "It is with great enthusiasm that we announce the inaugural season of our new Clematis Street theatre. The larger venue affords us the opportunity to expand our artistic horizons, while staying true to our mission of presenting timeless classic and contemporary plays and Theater to Think About , " stated Producing Artistic Director William Hayes. "All My Sons and The Pitmen Painters could not have been staged in our current small venue. All of the masterful works slated for next season, celebrate our humanity, with all the conflict and beauty intact." Inaugurating the 12th season in mid-November is "All My Sons" by Arthur Miller. This morality play about the cost of lying and the price of truth-telling examines a troubled family and a father who placed duty to his family above the lives of others, and now must face the consequences. (November 12 - December 4). The season continues with "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds," the Pulitzer Prize winning play by Paul Zindel. The play depicts a mentally unbalanced woman's far reaching effects on the lives of her two daughters, and a young girl's struggle to keep her focus and dreams alive. (January 6 - January 29). Following on February 17th, the curtain will rise on "The Pitmen Painters" by Lee Hall. From the writer of Billy Elliot comes the triumphant true story of a group of British miners who discover a new way to express themselves and unexpectedly become art-world sensations! (February 17 - March 11). "Master Harold...and the Boys" by Athol Fugard will continue the season on April 6th. When a South African white boy and two black workers he has known all his life connect on one rainy day, their wide-ranging discussions illustrate all that unites us and the gulf that still divides us. (April 6 - April 29). The season concludes with the Pulitzer Prize winning drama "Proof" by David Auburn. In this Tony Award- winning play, the daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance - his insanity. (May 25 - June 17). 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 schedule is as follows: Evening performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8PM; Sunday at 7PM; Matinee performances are on Saturday and Sunday at 2PM with select Wednesdays at 3PM. Individual tickets are $55 for all performances. Student tickets are available for $10. Group rates for 20 or more, and discounted season subscriptions are also available.