We hope you had a pleasant Labor Day weekend.
We’re delighted that this Friday’s Dramalogue: Talking Theatre! features Elizbeth Dimon, an actress who has appeared in 13 productions at PBD and has rightly been called “a South Florida treasure.” The live program begins at 7:30pm, and will be recorded for subsequent viewing on our YouTube channel.
There will be no Dramalogue next Friday, September 18, the first night of Rosh Hashanah. The program returns on September 25 with Oscar-winning actress Estelle Parsons. Marlene and Martin Silver are the sponsors of Dramalogue.
Drama(in the)works resumes on Monday, September 14, with a new starting time of 7:30pm. There are four play readings scheduled through October 5; the series will then go on hiatus so that we can introduce another exciting virtual initiative. Watch this space for an announcement in the coming weeks.
The play reading on September 14 is Marshall Botvinick’s The Hero and The Scholar. Robert has been a university professor teaching classical literature for nearly three decades. But when one of his students mentions his lectures in a suicide note, he finds himself having to fight for his job and defend his innocence.
Marshall Botvinick is a playwright, dramaturg, director, and educator based in Durham, NC. He is a founding member of Bulldog Ensemble Theater. He holds an MFA in dramaturgy from the A.R.T./MXAT Institute at Harvard University and is currently a faculty member at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. His plays have been developed at Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, South Carolina Repertory Company, and the Mid-America Theatre Conference.
Mark and Diane Perlberg are the executive producers of Drama(in the)works. Penny Bank and Roe Green/The Roe Green Foundation are the associate producers. To whet your appetite, here is a list of the next three Drama(in the)works programs.
how it feels to fall from the sky by Dominic Finocchiaro, Monday, September 21 at 7:30pm
After witnessing a woman plummet from the sky, five strangers in New York form a support group to process what they have seen. A melancholic dramedy about loneliness, loss, and the unending possibility of salvation through human connection.
The Neighbours by Nicolas Billon, Tuesday, September 29 at 7:30pm
Lucy and Simon Armstrong believe that good neighbours don’t pry. But when they learn that the man next door has been harboring a terrible secret for over a decade, they are forced to come to terms with what they may have overlooked - or worse, chosen not to see.
Imminent Domain by Oren Safdie, Monday, October 5 at 7:30pm
Syd and Carrie are a young couple in Venice, California, whose life is full of promise. He’s a writer on the verge of selling a TV pilot, she’s about to have a baby. But their lives are upended when a beat-up RV pulls up outside their beach house, posing an existential threat to their safety.
Tickets are Dramalogue and Drama(in the)works are free, but reservations are required. Visit www.palmbeachdramaworks.org or call the box office at 561.514.4042, x2. And donations to PBD are always welcome!