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Animal Behavior at Dramaworks

Palm Beach Dramaworks opens its season with "The Little Foxes," a family drama by Lillian Hellman.

What sacrifices would you make to maintain an upper hand? To get what you want? To assert your financial, and familial, dominance? Lauded playwright Lillian Hellman explored the extremes of ambition and the thirst for fortune in her 1939 family drama The Little Foxes, currently onstage at Palm Beach Dramaworks through November 12. Set in 1900 Alabama, Foxes focuses on the…

Indigo Intrigue at Morikami

The Morikami Museum's new exhibit explores the applications of indigo in Japanese clothing.

Starting in the sixth century, the Japanese began using natural ingredients to dye clothing. The most common color was an array of rich, deep indigos extracted from the leaves of an exotic plant known as tade ai. Farm workers began relying upon indigo dye, or aizome, specifically because it had antibacterial and insect-repellent effects, helping their clothes last longer. Progressively,…

Art Auction for Charity

The City of West Palm Beach's Aesop's Tables will be auctioned off for charity August 31.

Summer is slowly coming to a close, but the City of West Palm Beach has made the most out of this special time of year with its season-long Summer in Paradise promotion. Since early June, residents and visitors have taken advantage of fun activities like glow-in-the-dark mini golf and festivals like Fourth on Flagler. The cornerstone of it all has…

A Song as Old as Rhyme

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast taking stage at the The Wick Theatre until July 9

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the Broadway musical, has taken the stage at The Wick Theatre in Boca Raton, and it has audiences of all ages swaying to the beat of “Be Our Guest.”

New Play Reading at Maltz Jupiter Theatre

Maltz Jupiter Theatre will present a free staged reading of the new play "Goy Toy," June 19.

Playwright Hannah Benitez. Courtesy of Maltz Jupiter Theatre It’s time to get up close and personal with the creative process. On Monday, June 19, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre will host a staged reading of Hannah Benitez’s new play Goy Toy. This free event begins at 7:30 p.m. and will take place in the theater’s Green Room Club Level Lounge. A Miami native, Benitez…

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…