Palm Beach Dramaworks
announces

Single Tickets for 2021-2022 Season On Sale November 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(West Palm Beach, Fla.) October 18, 2021-Palm Beach Dramaworks is pleased to announce that single tickets for its long-awaited 2021-2022 go on sale November 1. The start of the season was pushed back from mid-October to December 3 out of an abundance of caution and a commitment to the health and safety of our patrons, artists, and staff. PBD is introducing a number of safety protocols that will be strictly enforced.

The company will perform its full schedule of five plays in a compressed period of time, which has necessitated shorter runs for each production. The season opens with the world premiere of Michael McKeever’s The People Downstairs on December 3, followed on January 14 by John Cariani’s Almost, Maine. Up next on February 18 is the world premiere of Bruce Graham’s The Duration, followed by Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel on April 1, and William Luce’s The Belle of Amherst on May 20.

Tickets for all performances are $79, except for opening night of each production ($94) and previews ($59). Beginning November 1, tickets can be purchased through the box office, in person or by phone (561.514.4042 ext 2), and online 24 hours a day at palmbeachdramaworks.org. Subscribers can call the box office beginning October 25 to purchase additional tickets or make exchanges. 

PBD has installed a new HVAC system throughout the building that complies with all the latest safety standards, including UV light, bi-polar ionization, and specialized high quality air filters. Additionally, in accordance with CDC recommendations, patrons must adhere to the following safety protocols in order to gain entry into the building:
          •All guests are required to wear suitable masks that completely cover the nose, mouth, and under the chin for their entire visit. Anyone who does not comply will be escorted out of the theatre.
          •Documentation (printed or digital): Fully vaccinated guests have the option of voluntarily presenting documentation showing full vaccination status. Full vaccination is defined as the completion of the final dose at least 14 days prior to the performance date. Alternatively, all guests can, instead, present documentation of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result conducted within 72 hours prior to the performance, or a negative COVID-19 Antigen test result conducted within 24 hours prior to the scheduled performance start time. 
          •Matching photo identification is required for everyone 18 years and older.

These protocols are subject to change. As the situation evolves, PBD will re-evaluate and share any updates on its website at palmbeachdramaworks.org and via email.  

PALM BEACH DRAMAWORKS’ 2021-2022 SCHEDULE 

THE PEOPLE DOWNSTAIRS (World Premiere)
By Michael McKeever
December 3 – December 19
For two years and one month, Anne Frank and seven others hid in four small rooms concealed behind a bookcase in the building where her father worked. Her diary revealed their ordeal to the world. But what of the people who hid them, got them food, and kept them informed? This play explores the complex challenges faced by these brave individuals on their journey of rebellious morality during the horrors of the Holocaust.

ALMOST, MAINE
By John Cariani
January 14 – January 30
Love – old and new, heart-stopping and weak-kneed, unexpected and unrequited, lost and found – is in the air in the fictional, remote town of Almost, Maine. This wildly popular play takes place on a Friday night in winter, and is made up of nine mostly joyful yet poignant vignettes connected by time and place, the beauty of the aurora borealis, a touch of magic, and a spirit of hope.

THE DURATION (World Premiere)
By Bruce Graham
February 18 – March 6
Audrey Batten has left the building. And the city. And quite possibly, according to her daughter Emma, her senses. Can two strong women with very different coping strategies on the journey from grief to release meet each other somewhere in the middle – out in the middle of nowhere? A moving, absorbing play about family, loss, love . . . and cats.    

INTIMATE APPAREL
By Lynn Nottage
April 1 – April 17
In this heartfelt and heartbreaking work set at the turn of the 20th century, Esther is a 35-year-old African-American seamstress of exquisite intimate apparel who aches to love and be loved. An unlikely opportunity arises when she enters into a correspondence with a man she’s never met. The play is a lyrical exploration of loneliness and longing, sweet dreams and bitter truths, determination and resiliency.    
 
THE BELLE OF AMHERST
By William Luce
May 20 – June 5
Based on the life of Emily Dickinson, this one-woman show tells the story of the independent, enigmatic, reclusive, witty poet through her letters, verse, and the playwright’s rich imagination, interweaving the voices of friends, family, and acquaintances to create a vivid portrait of the artist.
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About PBD:
Palm Beach Dramaworks is a professional, nonprofit theatre company founded in 2000 and located in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach. Each season, the award-winning company produces five mainstage shows and offers a wide variety of programs for students at the theatre, in schools, and online. Committed to fostering the future of theatre, PBD has become a hub for playwrights in Florida and around the country to nurture their work through initiatives including Drama(in the)works and the annual New Year/New Plays Festival. PBD is a member of Theatre Communications Group, Florida Professional Theatres Association, and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. www.palmbeachdramaworks.org
 
Evening performances 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 www.palmbeachdramaworks.org.

For press photos of The People Downstairs and The Belle of Amherst: Click here to view

MEDIA CONTACT:
Jennifer Sardone-Shiner
Marketing Consultant
(561) 891-7278
jshiner@palmbeachdramaworks.org 
www.palmbeachdramaworks.org