Award-Winning Coyote Stageworks Presents the Whodunit THE 39 STEPS, Beginning Tonight
The Coachella Valley's Coyote StageWorks will bring to the stage "The 39 Steps" at the Annenberg Theater in Palm Springs, tonight, February 28 through March 9, 2014.
A two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winner and recipient of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, "The 39 Steps" is a fast-paced whodunit for everyone who loves the magic of theatre. Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have "The 39 Steps," packed with nonstop laughs, more than 150 zany characters, an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance.
The play begins when a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she's a spy. When he takes her home she is murdered, and soon a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" is hot on the man's trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! "For an unforgettable afternoon or evening of pure hilarity, come see 'The 39 Steps'," encourages Chuck Yates, Founding Artistic Director of Coyote StageWorks. " It was one of Broadway's longest running comedies, and played more than 500 performances. Audiences will be amazed at the wildly talented cast and the antics taking place on stage."
Performances of "The 39 Steps" will be presented at 7:30 pm on Friday, Saturday, and Wednesday evenings, and matinees at 2:00 pm on Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. A Q&A session with cast members will follow each Thursday Matinee.
The Coyote StageWorks 2014 season also includes:
The Man Who Came to Dinner (Benefit)
Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm
The Andrews Brothers: A Madcap Musical Salute to the Swinging '40's
January 24 - February 16, 2014
Love, Loss and What I Wore
March 28 - April 6, 2014
Coyote StageWorks is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) company dedicated to advancing theatre as a vital art form in the desert communities of the Coachella Valley. It is their mission to provide a forum for thought-provoking, entertaining, and culturally significant works in an environment that nurtures the creativity of the individual and the enrichment of the community. Twice voted "Best Live Theater" by Desert Magazine in 2013 and 2014, Coyote StageWorks was also presented with fifteen Desert Star Awards by the Desert Theatre League on October 6th.
For more information about Coyote StageWorks and its 2014 season, visit coyotestageworks.org. Group sales: 760-318-0024. To purchase individual tickets or subscriptions, call 760-325-4490 or visit www.annenbergtheater.org.