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Dramaworks builds a thought-provoking season

PbdramaworkslogoTheaters are rolling out their 2009-2010 season announcements, trying to entice new subscribers and , in these hard times for the arts and for everyone, keep the ones they have.  Palm Beach Dramaworks has already announced that it will offer Noel Coward's tartly witty Private Lives this summer (July 15-Aug. 16), and now the company is lifting the curtain on the four shows of its upcoming season.

Dollshouse The drama begins Oct. 16-Nov. 29 with Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, the classic about the "good wife'' Nora and her eventual rebellion.  Next is Michael Frayn's Tony Award-winning Copenhagen, a brainy thriller about physicists Werner Heisenberg and Niels Bohr, and the race to develop the atomic bomb (Dec. 18-Jan. 31).  David Mamet's American Buffalo, the explosive dark comedy about inept crooks planning the theft of a coin collection, runs Feb. 19-April 4.  And Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning Three Tall Women, a piece rooted in the playwright's complicated relationship with his difficult mother, ends the season April 23-June 13, 2010.

Subscriptions to the new seasons range from $128 to $192 for four plays, $96 to $150 for three.  Subscribers also get a $4 discount on a ticket to Private Lives.

Palm Beach Dramaworks is located at 322 Banyan Blvd., West Palm Beach. For subscription info, call 561-514-4042 or visit the theater's web site.