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Palm Beach Dramaworks 


2015 - 2016 Season

Picnic, The History Boys

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Outside Mullingar, and 

Satchmo at the Waldorf

Opening Night October 9 

Two Pulitzer Prize-winning, twentieth-century works and three illustrious contemporary plays constitute Palm Beach Dramaworks' 2015-2016 season. The season gets underway at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre on October 9 with Picnic by William Inge, recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1953. Next up, beginning December 4, is Alan Bennett's The History Boys, which won the 2005 Olivier Award for Best New Play and the 2006 Tony Award for Best Play. The third production, opening January 29, is Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night, which received the 1957 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1957 Tony Award for Best Play. O'Neill, who died in 1953, finished writing the play in 1942, but did not want it published until after his death. The season continues on March 25 with Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley, which played a limited engagement on Broadway to great acclaim in 2014. The final offering of the season, beginning May 13, is Terry Teachout's Satchmo at the Waldorf, which has received accolades in various cities around the country including New York, where it had an off-Broadway run in 2014. 


Subscriptions for current subscribers go on sale on March 16. New subscriptions will be available beginning March 23. Single tickets go on sale on September 14. 

As previously announced, prior to the launch of the new season Palm Beach Dramaworks will present two musicals in concert. A Little Night Music, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Hugh Wheeler, will run from July 10-19. 110 in the Shade, with music by Harvey Schmidt, lyrics by Tom Jones, and a book by N. Richard Nash based on his play The Rainmaker, follows from August 14-23. 

2015 - 2016 Season



By William Inge

October 9 - November 8, 2015

A handsome stranger drifts into a small Kansas town and awakens the dormant dreams and repressed desires of a group of lonely women in this Pulitzer Prize-winning play.



By Alan Bennett

December 4, 2015 - January 3, 2016

An unconventional teacher touches the lives of eight young men in this funny and moving, Tony Award-winning play that provocatively explores the mission of education. 



By Eugene O'Neill

January 29 - February 28, 2016
All the demons of the Tyrone family are laid bare over the course of one very long August day in 1912, in this searing, Pulitzer Prize-winning, semi-autobiographical masterwork.



By John Patrick Shanley
March 25 - April 24, 2016
In this romantic comedy set on neighboring, feuding farms in Ireland, Anthony and Rosemary are single, on the cusp of middle age, and too obstinate to take a chance on love.


By Terry Teachout
May 13 - June 12, 2016
Backstage prior to his final gig, the incomparable Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong reminisces about his life, his career, and his struggles just months before his death in 1971.

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 performance schedule is as follows: Evening performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8PM; Sunday at 7PM; Matinee performances are Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2PM. Post-performance discussions are presented after Sunday evening and Wednesday matinee performances.    

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, open Monday through Saturday from 10AM to 5PM and Sunday from 11AM to 5PM; on performance days, the box office remains open through intermission. Or visit www.palmbeachdramaworks.org.

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