Palm Beach Institute for the Entertainment Arts Brings Hilarious New Comedy to the Stage – Boca Raton’s Most Trusted Source


The afterlife like you never imagined

North Palm Beach, FL – The Palm Beach Institute for the Entertainment Arts (PBIEA) will present a new comedy – INTROSPECTION – in August. Production dates are Friday and Saturday – August 5 and 6 at 7:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday – August 12 and 13 at 7:00 p.m. There will be two matinee performances – Sunday August 7 at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday August 14 at 2 p.m.

Produced, written and directed by Executive Director Donna Carbone, who recently premiered her tribute to Rosa Parks titled INTERSECTION OF LINCOLN AND PARKS at the Kravis Center’s Rinker Playhouse, is a prolific writer. She has published seven books, mostly crime novels set in Palm Beach County. INTROSPECTION is his first comedy and the first play at the PBIEA with music and dance.

In a recent interview, Carbone said, “There has been too much to frown upon over the past few years. It’s time to laugh…to laugh out loud and feel good again. Introspection presents a version of the afterlife unlike anything you imagined. The story is based on the gospel according to Howie…the fifth evangelist…the one we never hear about. In Howie’s version, God and Satan are business partners – enemies – just like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were. Their business is collecting souls.

Carbone went on to say that the show contains many pop culture references and the cast includes some interesting portrayals of popular characters. “Of course, there is God and Satan. There’s also St. Peter and the recently deceased Bitsie Bishop, a Palm Beach socialite who thinks her last name should afford her special privileges. Audiences will meet Mother Nature and her daughter, Gale, along with a few other key characters.

According to Carbone, the cast is “having a blast” preparing for the show. Broadway star Avery Sommers will serve as the narrator/churchwoman who reads Howie’s Gospel to the congregation (audience) as the show opens.

Donna Carbone is the Executive Director of PBIEA. Under his direction, productions grew in size and number. The Institute now has its own repertoire company from which production casts are chosen.

PBIEA is located at: 115 US Highway One – North Palm Beach in the Village Shoppes of North Palm Beach. More information and tickets, costing $35.00, are available by calling Donna Carbone at 561 743-9955. Please Note: Due to the complexity of the set and staging, all ticket holders must be in their seats 15 minutes prior to show time. Once the lights are out, no one will be admitted.

PBIEA is a non-profit, community-oriented organization. It is both a school and a theatre. The goal of the Institute is education through entertainment.

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Palm Beach Institute is more than a school and a theater. We are a refuge in the storm of life for many people in difficulty. Some of our students live with the negative effects of a dysfunctional childhood, domestic violence, rape, depression, divorce, life-threatening medical conditions, ADD, Asperger’s Syndrome, mental health issues and memory loss. We spotlight people who are overcoming addictions and those who are neuro-diverse and divergent thinkers. We welcomed Holocaust and civil war survivors (Middle East/Europe), burn victims, single mothers and a former priest who successfully transitioned from religious to domestic life. We are many things to many people…and we are proud of the role we play in bringing trust and continuity to the lives of those in need.


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