Dear Friend,

We’re got two Drama(in the)works readings on tap for you this month. First up, on Monday, March 15 at 7:30pm, is Bruce Graham’s The Duration, in which a young woman makes a weekly trek to a cabin in the middle of nowhere trying to unravel the mystery of why her mother, a noted historian and professor, abruptly disappeared. The reading features Elizabeth Dimon, Kimmi Johnson, and Tim Altmeyer. You may recall that back in in July, we did a reading of Graham’s compelling Good Americans, which dealt with the blacklist.

We close out Women’s History Month with a March 29 reading of Here Comes the Night by Lisa Kenner Grissom. When Olivia invites her old friend, Maggie, to spend the weekend and provide support through a difficult event, the women’s opposing worldviews lead to unexpected ramifications for both of them. What happens when a woman’s right to choose becomes a litmus test for all of her life choices? The reading begins at 7:30pm. Casting will be announced at a later date.

As always, tickets are free but reservations are required. You can make your reservations for Drama(in the)works at www.palmbeachdramaworks.org or by calling the box office at 561.514.4042, x2. Mark and Diane Perlberg are the executive producers of our virtual play readings; Penny Bank and Roe Green/The Roe Green Foundation are the associate producers. PBDonline is sponsored by Louise and Barry Snyder.

You can also purchase tickets for the upcoming coproduction of William Luce’s The Belle of Amherst, starring Margery Lowe, which will stream online from April 2-6, and for Dramawise on March 26, which takes you inside the play and behind the scenes. Tickets for The Belle of Amherst are $30, tickets for Dramawise are $15. All proceeds will benefit PBD and Actors’ Playhouse. Those of you who are already subscribed to the 2021-2022 season receive complimentary tickets to both events. Sandra and Bernie Meyer are the sponsors and associate producers.
 
Please consider donating to PBD. With your support, we can continue to offer a variety of programs virtually and preserve our reserve funds as we await the return to our live, mainstage performances later in the year.

Stay safe!
The Duration by Bruce Graham
Monday, March 15 at 7:30pm

A young woman makes a weekly trek to a cabin in the middle of nowhere trying to unravel the mystery of why her mother, a noted historian and professor, abruptly disappeared.

Bruce Graham Plays include Burkie, Early One Evening at the Rainbow Bar & Grille, Moon Over the Brewery, Minor Demons, Belmont Avenue Social Club, According to Goldman, Desperate Affection, Stella and Lou, Coyote on a Fence, The Champagne Charlie Stakes, Funnyman, The Craftsman, North of the Boulevard, Rizzo, The Philly Fan, Sanctions, and Gary. Graham won consecutive Barrymore Awards for Best New Play (Something Intangible, Any Given Monday) and a Joseph Jefferson Award (The Outgoing Tide). He received a Jeff nomination for White Guy on the Bus, which was also nominated for an Offie, London's version of the Obie Award. Two new plays open in the 2021-2022 season: Good Americans at Florida Rep and The Flatlanders at 1812 Productions. Graham’s work is included in The Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2015, 2016 and 2018. He recently returned to acting, appearing as Ben Hecht in Moonlight and Magnolias, Ernie in Rumors, Eddie in Lost in Yonkers, Richard in Time Stands Still, Milt in Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Artie in Hurlyburly, and Arthur in Pterodactyls.
Sponsored by:
Mark and Diane Perlberg, Executive Producers
Penny Bank, Associate Producer
Roe Green and The Roe Green Foundation, Associate Producer
Here Comes the Night by Lisa Kenner Grissom
Monday, March 29 at 7:30pm

When Olivia invites her old friend, Maggie, to spend the weekend and provide support through a difficult event, the women’s opposing world views lead to unexpected ramifications for both of them. What happens when a woman’s right to choose becomes a litmus test for all of her life choices?

Lisa Kenner Grissom is a Boston-born, LA-based playwright whose work explores complex social issues through intimate relationships, often through the lens of complicated women. Her multiple award-winning short film Tattoo You is based on her award-winning one-act play of the same name (Samuel French Off Off-Broadway Short Play Festival winner), and has been screened at national and international festivals. Full-length plays include Here Comes the Night (Garry Marshall New Play Festival finalist), Four Chambers (Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award winner, Kennedy Center; O'Neill Playwrights Conference finalist), Motherland (Jewish Plays Project finalist, Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship semi-finalist), Building the Perfect Chair (TRU Voices finalist). Lisa's work has been recognized as a finalist at the Ashland New Plays Festival, The Lark, Playwrights' Center, and for the Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Heideman Award. Her work has been presented and/or developed at The Kennedy Center, Antaeus Theatre, Boston Playwrights' Theatre, Chalk Rep, Clurman Theater, Collaboraction, Inkwell Theater, Moving Arts, Manhattan Theatre Source, Road Theatre, and more. lisakennergrissom.com 
Sponsored by:
Mark and Diane Perlberg, Executive Producers
Penny Bank, Associate Producer
Roe Green and The Roe Green Foundation, Associate Producer

THE BELLE OF AMHERST
FRIDAY, APRIL 2-TUESDAY, APRIL 6

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.

Sponsored by
Sandra and Bernie Meyer, Associate Producers
Please consider donating to PBD. With your support, we can continue to offer a variety of programs virtually and preserve our reserve funds as we await the return to our live, mainstage performances later in the year.