Press Release
Press Contact: Samantha Mighdoll - 561.514.4042 x109 -
Palm Beach Dramaworks

Kickoff Party at Tiffany & Co. 
Honoring Host Committee 
of Upcoming Gala:
Truman Capote's 
Black & White Ball 50 Years Later
When the theme of your annual gala is Truman Capote's Black & White Ball 50 Years Later, what could be more appropriate than to kick off the opening festivities at Tiffany & Co., which the author celebrated in his novella  Breakfast at Tiffany's . That was the thinking of Karin and John Strasswimmer, Chairs of Palm Beach Dramaworks' upcoming 17 th Anniversary Gala, who hosted a cocktail reception for the Gala Committee at Tiffany & Co. of Palm Beach on January 17. The Black & White Ball will be held on Saturday evening, March 11, at the Kravis Center's Cohen Pavilion.
Capote's Black and White Ball took place on November 28, 1966 at the Grand Ballroom of the Plaza Hotel, and is sometimes referred to as the party of the century. He invited 540 of his closest friends, a venerable who's who of New York Society, politics, the literary world, and show business. The guest of honor was Katharine Graham, owner of  The Washington Post , and all in attendance were asked to wear masks. The ball has become such a big part of New York lore that when the 50 th anniversary rolled around in November, several major publications published articles to remind everyone what all the fuss was about.

PBD's Black & White Ball will have its very own Truman Capote, actor Rob Donohoe, serve as host. Donohoe received accolades for his portrayal of the author in PBD's recent production of Jay Presson Allen's Tru. Music will be provided by George Lilly and the Half Fast All Stars, back by popular demand for the second straight year.

Proceeds from the benefit will support PBD. Individual tickets are $600 and Tables of Ten are $6,000.

All tickets are tax deductible as provided by law.
Sponsorships are still available.

The evening's honorary chairs are Marlene and Martin Silver.

The Cohen Pavilion at the Kravis Center is conveniently located at 701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach. For reservations and additional information, contact Leslie Mandell at 
(561) 514-4042 x106.
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.
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  Karin and John Strasswimmer
Karin and John Strasswimmer

Martin and Marlene Silver
Martin and Marlene Silver

Jeff Sabean and Louise Snyder
Jeff Sabean and
Louise Snyder

Esther and Sid Dinerstein
Esther and Sid Dinerstein

Steven Caras and Susan Bloom
Steven Caras and
Susan Bloom 

Marilyn and Sam Feldman
Marilyn Meyerhoff and
Samuel Feldman

Stephen and Sherry Jacobs
Stephen and Sherry Jacobs

Sid Lesowitz and Peter Rogers
Sid Lesowitz and 
Peter Rogers

Joan and Carlton Moody
Joan and Carlton Moody

Carol and Andy Hays
Carol and Andy Hays

Palm Beach Dramaworks - 201 Clematis Street West Palm Beach FL 33401 - 561.514.4042