WEST PALM BEACH, FLA.: William Hayes, producing artistic director for Palm Beach Dramaworks, has announced the theatre’s lineup for 2019-20.
The season will begin with Tennessee Williams’s classic A Streetcar Named Desire (Oct. 11–Nov. 3), directed by J. Barry Lewis.
Following this is the world premiere of Ordinary Americans (Dec. 6–29) by Joseph McDonough. Commissioned by Palm Beach Dramaworks, Ordinary Americans follows Gertrude Berg and Philip Loeb, the stars of the groundbreaking sitcom “The Goldbergs,” as they attempt to save their show, their careers, and their friends amid the tumultuous political climate of the 1950s. William Hayes will direct.
Next up in the lineup is the Olivier Award-winning Skylight (Feb. 7–March 1 2020), written by David Hare and directed by William Hayes. Skylight chronicles two ex-lovers trying to determine if they have a future together.
This will be followed by The Light in the Piazza (April 3–26 2020), winner of six 2005 Tony awards. The musical, with music and lyrics by Adam Guettel and book by Craig Lucas, is based on a novella by Elizabeth Spencer that explores family secrets and the pursuit of happiness. Bruce Linser will direct.
Closing out the season is Kenneth Lonergan’s seriocomic Lobby Hero (May 22–June 7 2020), directed by J. Barry Lewis. Lobby Hero, which takes place in the lobby of a New York apartment building, features four characters facing ethical challenges.
Palm Beach Dramaworks is a nonprofit professional theatre that aims to engage and entertain audiences with their productions.