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Palm Beach Dramaworks
2017 - 2018 Season

The Little Foxes On Golden Pond, Equus
plus World Premieres by 
Terry Teachout and Joseph McDonough

Opening Night October 20
Palm Beach Dramaworks Producing Artistic Director William Hayes announced today that the 2017-2018 season will include two world premieres and three classic plays. The season gets underway at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre on Friday evening, October 20, with Lillian Hellman's masterpiece, The Little Foxes (1939), in which a greedy, merciless Southern family will stop at nothing to get what they want. Up next on December 8 is the premiere of Billy and Me by Terry Teachout (author of Satchmo at the Waldorf), a play that speculates on the tempestuous friendship between playwrights Tennessee Williams and William Inge. That's followed on February 2 by Ernest Thompson's On Golden Pond (1979), about a family coming to terms with each other. The season continues on March 31 with the premiere of Joseph McDonough's Edgar & Emily, a comic fantasia about an encounter between Edgar Allan Poe and Emily Dickinson. The final offering of the season, opening on May 18, is Peter Shaffer's 1975 Tony Award-winning Equus, in which a psychiatrist sets out to treat a disturbed young man who blinded six horses.

Staging more world premieres has been a long-time goal for PBD. "Our commitment to classic and contemporary plays remains steadfast," said Hayes. "We will be staging world premieres periodically, and only when we find plays that excite us. But we believe that as we continue to grow and evolve, presenting new plays is crucial. It's a critical part of the mandate of not-for-profit, regional theatres."
2017 - 2018 SEASON
By Lillian Hellman
October 20 - November 19, 2017
At the turn of the century in the Deep South, the ruthless, moneyed, Hubbard clan poison everything they touch.
BILLY AND ME (World Premiere)
By Terry Teachout
December 8, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Tennessee Williams and William Inge: two great American playwrights, one turbulent friendship.     
By Ernest Thompson
February 2 - March 4
A retired couple's solitude is interrupted when their daughter arrives with her fiancé and his son.
EDGAR & EMILY (World Premiere)
By Joseph McDonough
March 31 - April 29
In this comic fantasia, emerging poet Emily Dickinson is unexpectedly visited by a desperate Edgar Allan Poe.
By Peter Shaffer
May 18 - June 17
A psychiatrist attempts to treat a young man who has a troubling obsession with horses. 
Palm Beach Dramaworks is a non-profit, professional theatre and is a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the South Florida Theatre League, Florida Professional Theatres Association, and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.    
The Don & Ann Brown Theatre is located in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach, at 201 Clematis Street. For ticket information contact the box office at (561) 514-4042, or visit
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Lillian Hellman
Lillian Hellman

Terry Teachout
Terry Teachout

Ernest Thompson
Ernest Thompson

Joseph McDonough
Joseph McDonough

Peter Shaffer
Peter Shaffer

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