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"Arcadia" by Tom Stoppard, at Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, Conn. in 2014. Pictured: Tom Pecinka.(Photo by Joan Marcus)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Announces 5 Plays for 2016–17 Season

The season will include Tennessee Williams, Tom Stoppard, Martin McDonagh, Donald Margulies, and Jay Presson Allen.

PALM BEACH, FLA.: Palm Beach Dramaworks has announced its 2016–17 season, featuring a mix of classics and contemporary dramas.

The season will begin with Tennessee Williams’s The Night of the Iguana (Oct. 14–Nov. 13), about a spiritually bankrupt minister who takes refuge at a Mexican hotel and connects with a lonely artist.

Next up will be Jay Presson Allen’s Tru (Dec. 2, 2016–Jan. 1, 2017), about Truman Capote as the writer approaches a lonely Christmas after his high society friends abandon him when they recognize themselves in a published excerpt of his writing.

Following will be Collected Stories (Feb. 3–March 5, 2017), by Donald Margulies, about the protégée of an established author who writes a novel based on her mentor’s affair with a famous poet.

Next will be Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia (March 31–April 30, 2017), about present-day scholars who attempt to interpret the lives of people who are long-dead, fusing the past with the present.

Following will be The Cripple of Inishmaan (May 19–June 18, 2017), by Martin McDonagh, a dark comedy about a young handicapped man who attempts to escape his reality on the island of Inishmaan by participating in a Hollywood film being made nearby.

Palm Beach Dramaworks, founded in 2000,  is a professional not-for-profit theatre that brings contemporary works and musicals to the community of West Palm Beach.

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