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Palm Beach Dramaworks Buys its Theatre Building

Palm Beach Dramaworks recently announced that they completed the purchase of the theatre they have been working at and took ownership, almost a year ahead of schedule.

The early closing was made possible thanks to Palm Beach Dramaworks naming donors,
Don & Ann Brown, who very generously offered to pay the remainder of their Capital Campaign pledge earlier than anticipated. West Palm Beach City Commissioners, sitting as the CRA Board, approved the agreement on Monday, March 2, and a signing ceremony took place at the theatre Monday, March 9.

Thomas Streit, William Hayes, Jeri Muoio, & Susan Payson - Photo credit: Samantha Mighdoll
Thomas Streit, William Hayes, Jeri Muoio, and Susan Payson – Photo credit: Samantha Mighdoll

“We are overjoyed to be able to say that we now own the Don & Ann Brown Theatre outright,” said Managing Director Sue Ellen Beryl. “Ownership of the building solidifies our future and underscores our commitment to downtown West Palm Beach. We aim to be a destination not just for South Florida residents but for theatergoers everywhere, because we firmly believe that the arts enrich lives and enhance communities. We want to extend our thanks to the City Commission, and to the State Legislature for their cultural facilities grant. And, of course, a special, heartfelt thanks to our friends and patrons, Don and Ann Brown, who have made our fifteenth anniversary season even more special.”

Palm Beach Dramaworks is a professional not-for-profit theatre company that engages and entertains audiences with provocative and timeless productions that personally impact each individual.

Palm Beach Dramaworks Buys its Theatre Building on Clematis Street. The Company is a Professional Not-for-profit Theatre Entertaining Audiences in Downtown West Palm Beach

 

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