Dear Friend,

There’s still time to reserve your tickets for tonight’s 7:30 Zoom presentation on Wendy Wasserstein, which marks the return of the Master Playwright Series. Mark Perlberg hosts, and will be joined by actors Jacob Heimer and Carey Urban, who will read scenes from some of Wasserstein’s plays. Mark is back on August 4 with a presentation on August Wilson.

Tickets for both programs are free, as you all know by now, but reservations are required. You can reserve your tickets at or by calling the box office at 561.514.4042, x2. Mark Perlberg is the executive producer of the Master Playwrights Series. Louise and Barry Snyder are the sponsors of PBDonline.

This week, we’re taking another look at bygone seasons, sharing snapshots of our mainstage productions in 2013-2014 and 2014-2015. So many memorable productions and performances! (Well, we think that about all our work.) The 2014-2015 season brought Estelle Parsons to our stage, and she did not disappoint. But as you look through these photos, you’ll encounter other artists who gave unforgettable performances.

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
John Leonard Thompson and Brendan Titley
The Lion in Winter
by James Goldman
Tod Randolph and C. David Johnson
Old Times
by Harold Pinter
Pilar Witherspoon, Craig Wroe, and Shannon Koob
Dividing the Estate
by Horton Foote
Full cast, IDs left to right starting in second row

by Karoline Leach

Claire Brownell and Jim Ballard 
Summer Musical Concert: The Most Happy Fella
By Frank Loesser
Jessica Hershberg (now Fontana) and
William Michals
Summer Musical Concert: Zorba
Book by Joseph Stein, Music by John Kander,
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
William Parry and Laura Turnbull (rehearsal photo)
Our Town
by Thornton Wilder
Emiley Kiser, Joe Ferrarelli and company
 My Old Lady
by Israel Horovitz 
Tim Altmeyer and Estelle Parsons
Les Liaisons Dangereuses
by Christopher Hampton
Full company
Buried Child
by Sam Shepard
Angie Radosh, Rob Donohoe, and Paul Tei

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill
by Lanie Robertson

Tracey Conyer Lee (and Lola)
Summer Musical: A Little Night Music
Book by Hugh Wheeler, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Left to right: Joy Franz, Catharine League, and Kim Cozort Kay
Summer Musical: 110 in the Shade
Book by N. Richard Nash, Music by Harvey Schmidt,
Lyrics by Tom Jones
Cooper Grodin and Jessica Hershberg (now Fontana)
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We look forward to seeing you at the theatre. 
An informative and entertaining program that provides in-depth looks at the lives and works of major playwrights and includes scenes from their plays read by professional actors. 
JULY 14 AT 7:30PM
Wendy Wasserstein won the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her best-known work, The Heidi Chronicles. With great wit, humor, insight, and compassion, Wasserstein wrote plays that explored the dreams, the challenges, and the obstacles faced by women seeking to forge rich personal and professional lives. Other works include Uncommon Women and Others, Isn’t It Romantic, The Sisters Rosensweig, Third, Old Money, and An American Daughter. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Manhattan, Wasserstein was a graduate of Mount Holyoke and the Yale School of Drama. She died in January, 2006 at the age of 55. The presentation by Mark Perlberg will conclude with a Q&A via Zoom.  
August Wilson won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Fences (1987) and The Piano Lesson (1990), two of 10 works that are part of his monumental Century Cycle, with each play exploring the Black experience in a different decade of the twentieth century. The rest of the cycle is made up of Gem of the Ocean, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Seven Guitars, Two Trains Running, Jitney, King Hedley II, and Radio Golf. Wilson was born in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, and with the exception of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, which is set in Chicago, all the plays in the cycle take place in his hometown. A lyric poet and consummate storyteller, Wilson was awarded a National Humanities Medal by President Bill Clinton in 1999. On October 16, 2005, just two weeks after the playwright’s death at the age of 60, Broadway’s Virginia Theatre was renamed the August Wilson Theatre. The presentation by Mark Perlberg will conclude with a Q&A via zoom.