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Palm Beach Dramaworks Raises Funds for Those in Need

February 7, 2013


Shirine Babb & Ethan Henry. Photo by Alicia Donelan.

We’d like to take a moment to thank Palm Beach Dramaworks — as well as its leaders Managing Director Sue Ellen Beryl and Producing Artistic Director Bill Hayes (who are also Actors Fund National Ambassadors) — which recently launched a month of fundraising activities for The Actors Fund in conjunction with their production of Lorraine Hansberry’s acclaimed drama, A Raisin in the Sun.


Pat Bowie. Photo by Alicia Donelan.

Directed by Seret Scott, Palm Beach Dramaworks’ production features Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Shirine Babb, Mekiel Benjamin, Pat Bowie, Kyle Barrett, Marckenson Charles, Lanardo Davis, Ethan Henry, Dave Hyland, Mcley LaFrance, Jordan Tisdale and Joshua Valbrun.

Claudia McNeil

Claudia McNeil

The Fund’s link to A Raisin in the Sun is a strong one, as the show’s Broadway producer, Philip Rose, lived at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood (with his wife, Doris Belack Rose), as did Claudia McNeil, who starred as family matriarch Lena Younger in both the Broadway and film productions of the play — as well as a 1981 musical version.

For more on this very special partnership, check out this story from The Palm Beach Daily News. To purchase tickets to Palm Beach Dramaworks production of A Raisin in the Sun, which runs through March 3, 2013, visit the theatre’s website.

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