Dear Friend, 

On this Memorial Day, we’d like to take a moment to honor all the brave men and women who died while serving this country. “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them." - John F. Kennedy

It is also appropriate on this day of remembrance to acknowledge and pay tribute to the nearly 100,000 Americans who succumbed to the coronavirus. That’s 100,000 individual souls who left behind grieving family and friends, and died without the comfort of their loved ones on hand for a final goodbye. We ache for all of them, and they will be very much in our thoughts today.
We briefly considered not doing a play reading tonight, but we didn’t want to disappoint our loyal, enthusiastic audience. This week’s Drama(in the)works, Mia McCollough’s Household Spirits , is a dark comedy about mental illness, alcoholism, and ghosts. On June 1, we’ll be presenting Snow Leopard by Anne Adams. When Angel returns home at the height of her success, she discovers her lifelong friend Ray fighting for survival. But the balance of power shifts when Angel needs a favor, compelling both women to re-examine their choices and their lives.

Remember, tickets for these performances are free, but reservations are necessary. It’s best to check that you received your confirmation at least a half hour prior to the start of the reading, so that if you need any assistance, you’ll have time to contact the box office. Staff  will be on hand today beginning at 3pm, and you can reach them via email: boxoffice@palmbeachdramaworks.org or phone: 561.514.4042, x2. If you get a recording, leave a message with your phone number and someone will get back to you quickly.    

As always, the play of the week is available on our YouTube page through Thursday of that same week. youtube.com/palmbeachdramaworks .

The virtual Drama(in the)works initiative is made possible through special arrangement with Actors’ Equity Association.  If you would like to make a donation to support this benefit performance series, you may do so online when you book your free ticket.
 
We also want to remind you that you have one more day to submit your questions to Producing Artistic Director William Hayes and Managing Director Sue Ellen Beryl. Send your email to  marketing@palmbeachdramaworks.org and watch on June 1 as Bill and Sue Ellen respond to as many question as possible in a video presentation.  

There is one question many of you have had that we can answer for you now. We told you earlier this month that our staff would be phoning subscribers to offer information and answer questions about what can be done with your unused tickets to our final two plays of the season. Many of you have phoned to ask why you haven’t yet received your call. We’re making the calls in chronological order; that is, we began with the Wednesday of Week 1, and we’ve just started on Week 2. We promise we’ll get to all of you.

Stay safe.