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Palm Beach Dramaworks’ production of the world premiere of Billy and Me, a fictionalization of the real life relationship between playwrights Tennessee Williams and William Inge, is a triumph of the imagination, technique, skill and showmanship of playwright Terry Teachout, director William Hayes and actors Nicholas Richberg and Tom Wahl.
Some works of art are born in a long gestation period of mulling almost in the unconscious; others leap gloriously to life in an exultant flash that is one of joys of being a creative person. Billy and Me, Terry Teachout’s play about the relationship between playwrights William Inge and Tennessee Williams premiering this month at Palm Beach Dramaworks, is both.
If you know where to look, certainly you can find reliable warhorse titles in the upcoming theater season in South Florida, but it’s easier to find vibrant, contemporary and challenging offerings.
Billy and Me, a world premiere by theater critic Terry Teachout about the difficult friendship of legendary playwrights William Inge and Tennessee Williams, will be one of the highlights in next season’s slate at Palm Beach Dramaworks.
Terry Teachout’s play Satchmo at the Waldorf on view at Palm Beach Dramaworks — and directed by Teachout in his first at-bat, comes close to allowing that communion with the unvarnished, uncensored and complex human being beneath the sunny, grinning creation that the world adored as Louis Armstrong.
If his resume wasn’t already unusually diverse for a theater critic, it might seem strange that Terry Teachout is adding “director” to his hyphenated professional description when his play Satchmo at the Waldorf opens this month at Palm Beach Dramaworks.
Terry Teachout, the drama critic for The Wall Street Journal who has championed regional theater as a major force on the national level, will make his directorial debut next spring helming Palm Beach Dramaworks’ production of his own play, Satchmo at the Waldorf
Satchmo at the Waldorf triumphs with very little music and none of it created live by the brilliant John Douglas Thompson’s resurrection of the jazz great. Instead, Thompson summons up Louis Armstrong reminiscing near the end of his life after a performance at the titular hotel. The evening is an incisive character study not a greatest hits concert.