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Press Release

Palm Beach Dramaworks Announces 2010-11 Season

Apr 02 2010
Palm Beach Dramaworks

Candida, Freud's Last Session, Dinner With Friends, and The Beauty Queen of Leenane 11th Anniversary Season Will Begin October 6th West Palm Beach's only resident professional theatre, Palm Beach Dramaworks will kick off its 11th Anniversary season with George Bernard Shaw's play "Candida" on Wednesday, October 6th (8PM) at their intimate downtown theatre (322 Banyan Boulevard). The season will continue with a distinguished roster of plays including the southeast premiere of "Freud's Last Session" by Mark St. Germain, "Dinner With Friends" by Donald Margulies and "The Beauty Queen of Leenane" by Martin McDonagh. "We continue our mission to present theatre to think about, and are thrilled to announce another season of seldom produced classic and contemporary plays. George Bernard Shaw, Donald Margulies, Martin McDonagh and Mark St. Germain, all award winning and diverse playwrights who masterfully probe the inner depths of the soul, beauty and conflict intact; underscoring the triumphs, as well as the trials and the tribulations of the great human experience, " stated Dramaworks' Producing Artistic Director William Hayes. Launching the 11th season in mid October is "Candida" by the Nobel Prize winning playwright George Bernard Shaw. In this witty exploration of marriage, a beautiful Victorian woman finds herself caught in a romantic triangle between her pastor husband and a young poet. (October 6th- November 21st). The season continues with "Freud's Last Session" by the award-winning playwright Mark St. Germain. On the day England enters World War II, the legendary Dr. Sigmund Freud invites C.S. Lewis to his London home, where they clash on the existence of God, love, sex and the meaning of life. (December 15th- February 6th). Following on February 23rd is Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize winning "Dinner With Friends." This candid bittersweet Pulitzer Prize winning play examines two married couples who have been close friends for years, and what happens when one marriage falls apart. (February 23rd - April 17th). The season concludes with "The Beauty Queen of Leenane" by acclaimed playwright Martin McDonagh. The darkly comic tale of a lonely woman and her manipulative mother, whose interference in her daughter's only chance at love sets the stage for deceptions, secrets and betrayal. (May 4th - June 19th). 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 with select Sunday's at 7PM; and Matinee performances are on Saturday and Sunday at 2PM with select Wednesday's at 3PM. Individual tickets are $47 for all performances. Group rates for 20 or more, and discounted season subscriptions are also available.