Palm Beach Dramaworks


Single Tickets on Sale August 28 for 2023-24 Mainstage Productions and Additional Programs

(Tuesday, August 1, 2023) West Palm Beach, Fla. – Palm Beach Dramaworks is pleased to announce that single tickets for the 2023-24 season will be on sale beginning August 28 at 10:00am at the box office and online at In addition to all five mainstage productions, tickets will also be available for the popular programs Dramawise and OutStage@pbd. 

The season opens at the Don & Ann Brown theatre on October 13 with Kenneth Lonergan’s Lobby Hero, a seriocomic exploration of ethics and moral relativism. Up next, beginning December 8, is the world premiere of Jenny Connell Davis’ The Messenger, which is inspired by the life of Holocaust survivor Georgia Gabor and connects the dots between Holocaust denialism, free speech in schools, and racial discrimination in present-day America. That’s followed, on February 2, by the world premiere of Christopher Demos-Brown’s The Cancellation of Lauren Fein, which, as the title suggests, examines the minefield of cancel culture. The fourth production, opening on March 29, is Arthur Miller’s shattering Death of a Salesman, the story of Willy Loman’s reckless pursual of a misguided American Dream. The season concludes with Joanna McClelland Glass’ Trying, a heartfelt memory play based on the playwright’s stint as secretary to Francis Biddle, who served as Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s attorney general and later was a judge at the Nuremberg trials. Opening on May 24,Trying was a big hit when it was produced by PBD in 2007. 

Following are descriptions, dates, and prices for PBD’s mainstage season, Dramawise, and OutStage@pbd.

2023-2024 Mainstage Season


By Kenneth Lonergan   

October 13-29, 2023

Four New Yorkers involved in a murder investigation – a slacker security guard in a Manhattan apartment building, his by-the-book boss, a rookie cop and her macho partner – face moral and ethical dilemmas in this comic drama by the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Manchester by the Sea. The play explores issues of racism and sexism, and whether it’s ever honorable to do the wrong thing for the right reason.  

THE MESSENGER (World Premiere)

By Jenny Connell Davis

December 8-24, 2023

Executive Producer: Mrs. Roberta Golub

A meditation on the connections between past, present, and future, and on the choice between speaking up and speaking out regardless of the consequences or remaining silent for the sake of self-preservation. Inspired by the life of Hungarian Holocaust survivor Georgia Gabor, the play interweaves her story with that of a young American woman facing racial discrimination in this country in 2020.   


By Christopher Demos-Brown

February 2-18, 2024

Executive Producers: Steve and Marsha Rabb

Lauren Fein and her wife, Paola Munoz, are professors at a prestigious American university. They live with Dylan, their 16-year-old African American foster son whom they’ve cared for since he was a baby. When Professor Fein’s actions run afoul of the university’s “diversity, equity, and inclusion” policies, her groundbreaking research, her career, and her family are all put in jeopardy. 


By Arthur Miller

March 29-April 14, 2024

Executive Producers: Toni and Martin Sosnoff

This Pulitzer Prize-winning, groundbreaking play changed American theatre in the person of its everyman tragic hero, Willy Loman, a dime a dozen, disappointed, disillusioned, and delusional traveling salesman with a skewed vision of the American Dream. All he wanted, the playwright wrote in his memoir, was “to count.” Or as Willy’s wife, Linda, implores, “Attention must be paid.”


By Joanna McClelland Glass

May 24-June 9, 2024

Executive Producers: Stephen Brown and Jamie Stern

In 1967, feisty Sarah Schorr, a 25-year-old from rural Canada, goes to work as secretary for 81-year-old Francis Biddle, the patrician former US attorney general. The brilliant Biddle is now frail, sometimes befuddled, and always irascible. Inspired by the playwright’s experiences as Biddle’s secretary, the piece is a tender yet unsentimental portrait of two disparate people navigating their vast differences to form a bond of mutual admiration, consideration, and respect. 

Tickets for all performances are $89, except for opening night of each production ($104) and previews ($69).

All performances, prices, and dates subject to change. 

A program that takes audiences deeper into each mainstage production, divided into two “acts” and an intermission (also known as lunch). Act I is an in-depth discussion of the play, while Act II features the cast and artistic team in conversation about the production and the creative process. Each program takes place on the Thursday prior to opening night. Act I runs from 10:00am – 11:30am, intermission (lunch) from 11:45am – 12:45pm, and Act II from 1:00pm – 2:00pm. 

The Schedule:

Lobby Hero: October 12, 2023

The Messenger: December 7, 2023

The Cancellation of Lauren Fein: February 1, 2024

Death of a Salesman: March 28, 2024

Trying: May 23, 2024

Dramawise Tickets:                                           

Act I, Intermission (lunch included), and Act II:  $75

Act I only: $35

Act II only: $25

Special evenings of each mainstage production for the LGBTQ community that include a pre-show reception, the production, and a post-show reception. Each program takes place on a Friday evening, beginning at 7pm. 

The Schedule:

Lobby Hero: October 20, 2023

The Messenger: December 15, 2023

The Cancellation of Lauren Fein: February 9, 2024

Death of a Salesman: April 5, 2024

Trying: May 31, 2024

TICKETS: $109 ($89 ticket/$20 reception)

Palm Beach Dramaworks is a professional, nonprofit theatre company founded in 2000 and located in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach. Each season, the award-winning company produces five mainstage shows and offers a wide variety of programs for students at the theatre and in schools. Committed to fostering the future of theatre, PBD has become a hub for playwrights in Florida and around the country to nurture their work through initiatives including The Dramaworkshop and the New Plays Festival. PBD is a member of Theatre Communications Group, Florida Professional Theatres Association, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, and NNPN.

Evening performances are Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30pm, and Friday and Saturday at 8pm. Matinee performances are Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2pm. Post-performance discussions follow Wednesday and Thursday matinees. 

The Don & Ann Brown Theatre is located in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach, at 201 Clematis Street. For ticket information contact the box office at (561) 514-4042, or visit

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