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The Cripple of Inishmaan tells of hope and loss

Palm Beach Dramaworks stages the Irish dark comedy "The Cripple of Inishmaan."

Ireland musn’t be such a bad place if Palm Beach Dramaworks, West Palm Beach’s leading repertory theater company, wants to set a play there. Inishmaan, for example, is home to an eclectic group of residents, salt-swept rocky cliffs, and a town gossip who spreads the latest news. The Cripple of Inishmaan, onstage through June 4, is a dichotomous dissection of a…

Theatre Lab’s New Play Festival Returns

Theatre Lab, the professional theater company at Florida Atlantic University, will present new works May 10-14 as part of its New Play Festival.

Florida Atlantic University’s Theatre Lab is closing out its second season with a bang. From May 10-14, Theatre Lab will bring the latest works from some the country’s top playwrights to South Florida as part of its popular New Play Festival. Starting with an evening of short plays, the festival continues with daily readings followed by post-show discussions that will…

Kravis Center and Disney join forces

The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and Disney Musicals in Schools are bringing musical theater education to Palm Beach County elementary schools.

The Kravis Center recognizes the importance of arts education. The West Palm Beach-based performing arts organization has made offering comprehensive arts education programs a cornerstone of its mission. Now, thanks to a $100,000 grant from The Walt Disney Company, the Kravis Center will share the Disney Musicals in Schools initiative with under-resourced elementary schools in Palm Beach County. Founded in 2010, Disney…

Interview with Pianist Ji

The young pianist will perform at Rosarian Academy April 4.

On April 4, the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach will welcome piano prodigy Ji to the Picotte Fine Arts Center at Rosarian Academy in West Palm Beach as part of the organizations’ Young Concert Artists Series. Tickets cost $30, with student admission available for $5. Originally from South Korea, Ji has been playing the piano since the age of 5….

Cultural Council Call to Artists

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County invites artists to submit pieces for the Cultural Council Biennial 2017.

Once every two years, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County challenges artists to submit their absolute best work—no theme, no boundaries, just make it great—for inclusion in a juried art show. That time is now. Through April 27, area creators can make submissions using this link. All artists must be 18 years or older and reside in Palm Beach County. Artists can…

Collected Stories Embraces Ethical Ambiguity

Palm Beach Dramaworks' latest production pits art against friendship

There’s an innate moral ambiguity to the art of writing. Authors often write what they know and draw from their own experiences. But what right do they have to the life stories of a friend, a family member, or even a beloved mentor? Palm Beach Dramaworks navigates this gray area in its new production Collected Stories, onstage through March 5….

Collected Stories Imparts Important Lessons

Palm Beach Dramaworks uses its latest production to teach a vital lesson on ethics.

Palm Beach Dramaworks always makes good on its promise to present theater to think about. For its latest production, Collected Stories, onstage February 3 to March 5, Dramaworks is using the play’s themes of plagiarism and artistic intent as an opportunity to teach Palm Beach County high school students about the importance of making ethical decisions. Written by Donald Margulies,…