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It’s A Hard-Knock Life Between The Laughs In Inishmaan

Palm Beach Dramaworks’ team finds the special vibe of Martin McDonagh’s dark comedy set in an unforgiving climate of the heart in The Cripple of Inishmaan.

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Sublime Acting, Extravagant Design Grapple With Stolid Structure In The Audience

The Audience, the West End sensation turned Tony winner , conjures 10 meetings, between Queen Elizabeth II and her prime ministers. The play’s regional premiere at Maltz Jupiter Theatre, is like watching an interstitially linked short-play collection. And like every shorts compilation, some of the pieces delight while others plod.

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Dramaworks’ History Boys Celebrates Intelligence And Education For Its Own Sake

Nearly everyone in the Palm Beach Dramaworks’ superb production of The History Boys is in love with unleashing flash floods of verbiage in an orgy of ideas illustrated by their addiction to quoting a pantheon encompassing W.H. Auden and Frederick Nietzsche in rapid fire banter

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Dramaworks Director Digs Deep Into Layers of The History Boys

Probably the last place you’d want to be after rehearsing with the same cast and crew for weeks, then knowing you’re heading into a month-long run would be gathering at a table for Thanksgiving dinner. But that’s where some members of the cast of Palm Beach Dramaworks’ The History Boys found themselves on the recent holiday.

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End Of The Rainbow Focuses On Judy Garland’s Disintegration

End Of The Rainbow is not a Judy Garland tribute concert – it’s a dramatic play with music about her death spiral entering its final turn. Actors Playhouse’s production is shot through with witty gallows humor and compassion for a wounded soul.

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Maltz’s Dial M For Murder Is Sturdy Piece Of 1950s Theater

If you wonder what theater was like back when it was as popular as film and far more influential than the upstart television, you can see a prime example in the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s time machine production of the 1952 potboiler Dial M For Murder.

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Colin McPhillamy Reads From His Book On Working In China

Colin McPhillamy is currently starring as the addled and doomed King in Palm Beach Dramaworks’ acclaimed of Exit The King, but the surreal nature of Ionesco’s play reportedly pales in comparison to his experiences directing and producing Western theater in …

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Mortality Is Funny As Well As Terrifying In Superb Absurdist Exit The King At Dramaworks

The word “hilarious” rarely applies to a bleak unblinking play about mortality, but Palm Beach Dramawork’s superb production of Eugene Ionesco’s Exit The King earns it, along with “profoundly thought-provoking” and other accolades. Simply, it ranks among the best work that the company has mounted in its 13 seasons.

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Promethean Takes Final Bow “Because It’s Time” — And Lack of Donor Support

In the sense that economics are the root cause, observers might group The Promethean Theatre’s imminent closing with the high profile problems plaguing other South Florida theaters during the past year.

But co-founder Deborah L. Sherman makes a distinction. The eight-year-old theater in Davie is closing in the black, before it owes a dime, and, most important to her, while the quality of its productions allows her colleagues to hold up their heads with pride.

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Art About Art About Art: Dramaworks’ Pitmen Painters

Art as an ennobling sanctification for both the artist and the observer whose interpretation completes the symbiotic circle is just one of a dozen themes swirling around Palm Beach Dramaworks’ stimulating production of The Pitman Painters.Dramawork’s skilled ensemble of character actors led by director J. Barry Lewis delivers a thought-provoking, if not especially emotionally moving, evening of theater.

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