Standing Room Only at Palm Beach Dramaworks' South Florida Premiere of The Chairs
Prior to the standing ovation Palm Beach Dramaworks received from it's sold-out opening night audience of Eugene Ionesco's absurdist masterpiece The Chairs, 100-plus devoted Palm Beach Dramaworks Premiere Patrons and Season Sponsors were treated to a sumptuous reception, graciously underwritten by the organization's 2008/2009 Season Opening Night Sponsor, Ann Z Gourmet Catering. The Floral Emporium enhanced the theatre's dramatic courtyard with towering palms and larger than life orchids--a setting in which the Dramaworks Board of Directors and senior staff members welcomed loyal supporters. Some of the honored red carpet guests included: Shelly and Joan Gross, Mark and Diane Perlberg, Elfriede Grevendick, Lee Havens, Gina Sand, Hap Erstein, Emily Minor, Julia and Edward Hansen, Ann Z, Brian and Pamela McIver, Don and Linda Silpe, Jim and Kay Morrissey, Mia Matthews, Simon Waugh, Peter and Ann Marie Rezzonico, Bernie and Jane Perry, Sheldon Caras and Betty Lauer, Sid Lesowitz and Peter Rogers, Terry Liebman and Ellen Liman, Emanuel Tepper, Peter Emmerich, Jeanne Kanders, Tim Harris and Michael Bakst, Sean and Christina Rooney, Chris and Lynn Bluemer, Clive Cholerton and Marjorie Lowe and The Chairs director, J. Barry Lewis. Palm Beach Dramaworks Producing Artistic Director William Hayes, Managing Director Sue Ellen Beryl, Company Manager Nanique Gheridian and Director of Development Steve Caras joined their devoted cast of patrons in celebrating yet another successful milestone for West Palm Beach's sole professional theatre company.