Five years ago, Palm Beach Dramaworks produced Eugene Ionesco’s absurdist classic, “The Chairs,” and some of its audience is still scratching its heads over what that play was about.
On the one hand, that show “helped define what makes Dramaworks different,” says producing artistic director William Hayes. “We had tremendous growth when we put on that play. It generated a lot of excitement.” On the other hand, “it was also the first show that I got hate mail for. People said, ‘I don’t understand this. If you ever do anything like this again, I’m not coming back to your theater.’ ”
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EXIT THE KING
Palm Beach Dramaworks, 201 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Tonight through April 28.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Take Heed Theatre Company, Entertainment Pavilion at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. Through April 6.
Tickets: Free, donations accepted.