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David Howey and Kathleen McNenny in Philadelphia Theatre Company's production of "Outside Mullingar," a play which will be part of Palm Beach Dramaworks upcoming season, as well. (Photo courtesy of Mark Garvin)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Announces a Dramatic New Season

Classics by Inge and O’Neill share the stage with new plays by John Patrick Shanley, Alan Bennett and Terry Teachout.

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA.: Palm Beach Dramaworks has announced its 2015–16 season, featuring a meaty mix of acclaimed dramas.

The season begins with William Inge’s iconic Picnic (Oct. 9–Nov. 8), about a handsome stranger who drifts into a small Kansas town and awakens its dormant dreams and repressed desires. Next is Alan Bennett’s The History Boys (Dec. 4–Jan. 3, 2016), about an unconventional teacher who touches the lives of eight young men.

Eugene O’Neill’s masterpiece Long Day’s Journey Into Night, about the demons of the Tyrone family, follows (Jan. 29–Feb. 28, 2016). Next is a play by another Irish-American playwright, John Patrick Shanley, whose Outside Mullingar is an unlikely romantic comedy set in Ireland (Mar. 25–Apr. 24, 2016).

The season closes with Terry Teachout’s popular bioplay Satchmo at the Waldorf, imagining Louis Armstrong’s reminiscences just months before his death in 1971 (May 13–June 12, 2016).

This summer, prior to the season’s launch, the company will present concert versions of A Little Night Music (July 10–19) and 110 in the Shade (August 14-23).

Palm Beach Dramaworks’ Don & Ann Brown Theatre is located in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach.

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