Here’s what students are saying about PBA’s production of Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” at the Kravis Center.
Courtney Calhoun (Freshman): “I think that it was really good acting. They all seemed very talented especially with few props. I enjoyed that they incorporated the older language with modern language.”
John Lorenz (Senior): “PBA’s theatre department did a superb job portraying a Shakespearean masterpiece, ‘The Winter’s Tale.'”
Tina Weiss (Sophomore): “The acting was well done and powerful. You can tell students really got into their characters.”
By Kristina Webb
Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Theatre Department has found a new home.
The university announced Tuesday that it has purchased the Ballet Florida building, located at 500 Fern St. in downtown West Palm Beach, for $1.85 million.
“This acquisition will not only be an asset to the future of Palm Beach Atlantic University but will be a cultural asset to the City of West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County,” said PBA President Lu Hardin.
Hardin told the Palm Beach Post that he would like to catch the interest of tourists from New York and Chicago.
The 11,950 square-foot building will allow the theater program to move from its temporary home in Theatre Village.
By Christopher Hernandez
A sad tale may be the best for winter, but does such a tale befit the fall?
Every three years, Palm Beach Atlantic University’s theater department chooses a Shakespearean play to produce. This year, that play is “The Winter’s Tale,” which is partially set in the imaginary countries of Sicilia and Bohemia.
According to Bruce Coville, author of the retelling of the play, “There is a disease that can twist men’s hearts and make them mad, and the name of that disease is jealousy.”
Palm Beach Atlantic University announced today the purchase of the old Ballet Florida building at 500 Fern St.
PBA paid $1.85 million for the site, which was built in 1949 and is currently the home of Dance Florida Academy, Inc. The building is slated to be used for offices and classrooms. It may also be the home that the Theatre Department has sought since the old building was renovated and reopened as Phase II of the Warren Library.
Check out PBA’s press release here.
For more information, look for Monday’s Beacon.
Palm Beach Atlantic’s Theater Department has announced its 2009-2010 production schedule.
– September 24-27: Nunsense by Dan Goggin will run at the Schwartz Theater at the Norton Museum of Art.
– November 12-14, 19-21: Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale will be performed at Chapel by the Lake.
– February 25-27, March 3-5: She Loves Me by Miklos Laszlo will be performed at the Helen K. Persson Recital Hall in Vera Lea Rinker Hall.
– April 15-17: The comedy Exit the King by Eugene Ionesco will be held in the Lassiter Student Center.
Click here for more information regarding the performance schedule. Tickets for the first performance go on sale August 24 and are $15 for general admission and $5 for students with a valid ID. For more information, you can call (561) 803-2970 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.