Palm Beach Dramaworks

Single Tickets for 2019-2020 Season
on Sale August 5
Palm Beach Dramaworks is pleased to announce that single tickets for the 2019-2020 season will be on sale beginning August 5 at 10:00am at the box office and online at In addition to all five mainstage productions, tickets will be available for three special performance of A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters ; the New Year/New Plays Festival; and the popular programs Dramawise, Outstage@pbd, and Studio 201.  
The season opens at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre on Friday evening, October 11 with Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning A Streetcar Named Desire . That’s followed on December 6 with the world premiere of Joseph McDonough’s Ordinary Americans , which was commissioned by PBD. Next up is David Hare’s Olivier Award-winning Skylight , opening on February 7. The fourth production is The Light in the Piazza , winner of six Tony Awards, written by Adam Guettel (music and lyrics) and Craig Lucas (book), opening April 3. The season concludes with Kenneth Lonergan’s critically acclaimed Lobby Hero , opening on May 22.  

Tickets for all performances are $77, except for opening night of each production ($92) and previews ($57). 


By Tennessee Williams
October 11 - November 3, 2019
This Pulitzer Prize-winning play features two of the most memorable characters ever created for the stage: the fragile, fading Southern belle Blanche DuBois and her working class, brutish, testosterone-driven brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. When Blanche arrives in New Orleans to stay with her sister, Stella, in the cramped quarters of the dingy Kowalski apartment, the tension between Blanche and Stanley is instantaneous and leads to growing hostility that culminates in a shattering confrontation.

By Joseph McDonough
December 6 - December 29, 2019
In the early 1950s, Gertrude Berg and Philip Loeb, the pioneering stars of television’s groundbreaking sitcom, The Goldbergs , heroically struggle to save their show, their careers, and their friendship in the face of McCarthyism, anti-Semitism, and the political climate of the country. Based on actual events, Ordinary Americans reveals the double-edged sword between speaking out and staying silent.

By David Hare
February 7- March 1, 2020
Tom Sergeant, a wealthy, middle-aged businessman, and the much younger Kyra Hollis, his former employee, had a long, ardent love affair until his wife discovered their relationship. Kyra walked out, and a year after his wife’s death, Tom pays a visit to his ex, who now teaches underprivileged children and chooses to live in poverty. Can incompatible values and opposing worldviews be bridged if the passion remains? Winner of the 1996 Olivier Award for Best New Play.

Music and Lyrics by Adam Guettel
Book by Craig Lucas
April 3 - April 26, 2020
In this lyrical, shimmering musical, winner of six Tony awards, Margaret Johnson takes a trip to Italy in the summer of 1953 with her daughter, Clara, a beautiful young woman with the mind of a 10-year-old. Clara falls in love with Fabrizio, a handsome Florentine who wants to marry her. The protective Margaret, trying to come to terms with her own unhappy marriage, must decide whether to allow her determined, challenged daughter to follow her heart.

By Kenneth Lonergan    
May 22 - June 7, 2020
Four New Yorkers involved in a murder investigation – a slacker security guard in a Manhattan apartment building, his by-the-book boss, a rookie cop and her macho partner – face moral and ethical dilemmas in this comic drama by the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Manchester by the Sea . The play explores issues of racism and sexism, and whether it’s ever honorable to do the wrong thing for the right reason.
By A.R. Gurney
February 21 – 23, 2020
Diane & Mark Perlberg Studio Theatre
In this funny, bittersweet, beloved play, the relationship between two people who can’t live with each other and can’t live without each other is revealed through a series of clever and moving letters that illuminate their special connection – and missed connections – over the course of five decades. PBD will present the piece in the intimate confines of the Studio Theatre for three performances only, starring Producing Artistic Director William Hayes and Managing Director Sue Ellen Beryl, who are married to each other. Performances are February 21 and 22 at 8pm, and February 23 at 2pm. Tickets are $25.
January 10 – 12, 2020
The Dramaworkshop’s second annual New Year/New Plays Festival features readings of five evolving plays on PBD’s mainstage. The Festival, a huge hit when it launched last season, provides playwrights with the invaluable opportunity to hear their words performed in front of a live audience, which is instrumental to the development and growth of a play. Audiences not only share in the excitement of bringing new work to life, but have the chance to offer feedback to the playwrights. Plays will be announced at a later date. The Festival also includes a Playwrights Forum and Champagne Toast (both free with a ticket to any play) and Lunch with the Artists, for an additional charge. 

The Schedule:
Friday, January 10
3pm – New play
5pm – Dinner break
7pm – New play 
Saturday, January 11
1pm – Playwrights Forum*
3pm – New play
5pm – Dinner break
7pm – New play 
Sunday, January 12
12:30pm – Lunch with the Artists 
3pm – New play
6pm – Champagne Toast*
One play - $20
Two plays - $30
Five plays - $50
Lunch with the Artists - $25
*The Playwrights Forum and Champagne Toast are free with a ticket to any play
A program that takes audiences deeper into each mainstage production, divided into two “acts” and an intermission (also known as lunch at a local restaurant). Act I is an in-depth discussion of the play, while Act II features the cast and artistic team in conversation about the production and the creative process. Each program takes place on the Thursday prior to opening night. Act I runs from 10:00am – 11:30am, intermission (lunch) from 11:45am – 12:45pm, and Act II from 1:00pm – 2:00pm. 
The Schedule:
A Streetcar Named Desire : October 10, 2019
Ordinary Americans : December 5, 2019
Skylight : February 6, 2020
The Light in the Piazza : April 2, 2020
Lobby Hero : May 21, 2020
Dramawise Tickets :
PBD Guild Members
Act I, Intermission, and Act II
Intermission and Act II
Act II
Special evenings of each mainstage production for the LGBTQ community that include a pre-show reception, the production, and a post-show reception with the actors. All programs take place on Friday evening. 
The Schedule:
A Streetcar Named Desire : October 18, 2019
Ordinary Americans : December 13, 2019
Skylight : February 14, 2020
The Light in the Piazza : April 10, 2020
Lobby Hero : May 29, 2020
STUDIO 201 : Where Young Professionals Come to Play
A pre-show mixer and reception for young professionals, followed by the play, all for $25. Each event is on Wednesday evening at 6:30. The performance begins at 7:30. 

The Schedule :
A Streetcar Named Desire : October 16, 2019
Ordinary Americans : December 11, 2019
Skylight : February 12, 2020
The Light in the Piazza : April 8, 2020
Lobby Hero : May 27, 2020
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.

Evening performances for all mainstage productions are Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30PM, Friday and Saturday at 8PM, and select Sundays at 7PM. Matinee performances are on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2PM. Post-performance discussions follow Wednesday matinee and Sunday evening 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, or visit You can order online 24 hours a day.