Here are notable shows appearing in South Florida theaters this week.
The West Boca Theatre Company is staging Dan Clancy's newest work that follows two couples through their friendship of 37 years in Middletown, N.J. "If you would like to see a play that will mirror experiences and emotions from your own life and help you revisit these moments, then this is the play for you," Clancy, who also wrote "The Timekeepers," says in a press release. "My hope is that the audience leaves the theater with a range of emotions and that they are moved by the stories told and explored. If people are still talking about the play on the drive home, I will consider it a success."
When: Dec. 1-18; 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturdays, 2 p.m. matinees Thursdays and Sundays.
Where: Adolph and Rose Levis Jewish Community Center (in the Beifeld Auditorium), 21050 95th Ave. South., Boca Raton
Contact: 561-558-2512 or LevisJCC.org/Theater
Palm Beach Dramaworks stages this one-man show starring Rob Donohoe as the witty, gossipy and brilliant novelist Truman Capote. At the play's start, a chapter from Capote's unfinished book "Answered Prayers" has been published in Esquire magazine. The excerpt recounted unflattering stories of Capote's high-society friends, his so-called "swans." The thinly disguised roman a clef left Capote exiled from Park Avenue penthouses, and in the play "Tru," he self-medicates as talks about his life, banters about the famous and, eventually, comes to terms that his indiscretions have irrevocably changed his life. There will be be post-performance discussions following Wednesday-matinee and Sunday-evening shows.
When: Dec. 2-Jan. 1; 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays (select Sundays at 7 p.m.), 2 p.m. matinees Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
Where: the Don and Ann Brown Theatre, 201 Clematis St., West Palm Beach.
Cost: $66; $81 for opening night Dec. 2; $46 preview tickets for Nov. 30 and Dec. 1; $10 student tickets and half-price for educators (with proper ID and other restrictions apply)
Contact: 561-514-4042 or PalmBeachDramaworks.com
The Who's Tommy
Outre Theatre Company is staging "Tommy," a rock opera by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff based on the Who's 1969 album of the same title, with hits such as "Pinball Wizard," "The Acid Queen" and "See Me, Feel Me." Skye Whitcomb, Outre's artistic director and the director of this show, says in a press release: "Most of us are familiar with at least the bare-bones story of 'Tommy,' but over the years many of us have forgotten the power of Tommy's redemption. Here is a young man who experiences the absolute highest and lowest points that a human being can experience, and in the end, all he wants is to connect with another person. All he wants is for you to see him. This is something, I think, that so many of us can relate to on a personal, visceral level."
When: Dec. 1-18; 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays
Where: Showtime Performing Arts Theatre, 503 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton
Cost: $40 for adult, $30 for seniors; $20 for students
Contact: 866-811-4111 or OutreTheatreCompany.com