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Palm Beach Dramaworks announces relocation to new downtown home...

Press Release

Palm Beach Dramaworks announces relocation to new downtown home...

Jul 21 2003

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (July 21, 2003) - Palm Beach Dramaworks, the thriving non-profit professional theatre company, is pleased to announce its relocation to a new home in the heart of downtown. "The move is absolutely necessary to accommodate audiences for our fourth season, having received an overwhelming number of new subscribers," says Sue Ellen Beryl, Executive Director. "Audiences have been very enthusiastic about our high production standards, eclectic mix of under-appreciated classic and contemporary plays, and unique special events, such as our annual Playwright’s Festival." The new theatre, located at 322 Banyan Boulevard, a vintage building erected in the early 1920’’s, will accommodate between 80-100 patrons and will be ready for the opening of their fourth season in mid-October. Nancy Graham, Executive Director of the Downtown Development Authority, and her staff, were instrumental in procuring the new venue. She and new Mayor Lois Frankel, have been working closely on a long-range plan for the flourishing organization. Their encouragement and support, in combination with suggestions from Dramaworks’ Advisory Board Chairman, Broadway Producer Shelly Gross, made the decision to move much easier. In addition to invaluable advice, Mr. Gross has assembled a group of generous donors that have pledged to meet the cost of renovations in the new space. Beryl states, "We have confidence that the new city administration is committed to arts and culture, and we share their vision for the future of the downtown area." Dramaworks will open their fourth season on October 17th, with Christopher Durang’s comedy, Beyond Therapy. Producing Artistic Director, William Hayes, and Managing Artistic Director, Nanique Gheridian, have made three other ambitious choices for the new season, The Dresser (12/16-1/18), Early One Evening at the Rainbow Bar and Grill (2/20-3/21), and No Exit (4/16-5/23). Each production will run for five weeks. Dramaworks will also carry on their tradition of hosting an annual Playwright’s Festival, scheduled for next June, as well as continuing their popular Youth Acting Camp during the summer months