Dezart Performs Announces An Exciting And Provocative Tenth Anniversary Season
Dezart Performs celebrates its tenth anniversary season with aFor its provocative line-up of theatrical productions designed to entertain, engage and stimulate audiences. In announcing the 2017/2018 line-up of productions, Artistic Director Michael Shaw commented, "It's an incredibly exciting time for Dezart Performs as we announce our new season and look ahead in celebration of our 10th Anniversary. Coming off of an amazingly successful past season, we have challenged ourselves to continue providing bold, provocative, quality productions never-before seen in the Coachella Valley."
Dezart Performs' 2017/18 10th Anniversary season line-up is as follows:
THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE - November 3-12, 2017
Directed by Michael Shaw
The season opens with an outrageously funny comedy that premiered Off-Broadway in 2015 and drew critical raves. The play is centered on Casey, an Elvis impersonator in a run-down, small-town Florida bar. He's young, broke and his wife is going to have a baby. But to make matters even more desperate, he's fired from his gig and the bar owner brings in a B-level drag show to replace him. Casey finds that he has a whole lot to learn about show business and himself. THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE was a New York Times Critic's Pick: "A stitch-in-your-side new comedy... full of sass and good spirits!"
RABBIT HOLE - January 12-21, 2018
Directed by Scott Smith
RABBIT HOLE is a compelling drama that stirs the emotions when a life-shattering accident turns Becca and Howie Corbett's world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. They both search for comfort and a path that will lead them back into the light of day. This gripping Pulitzer Prize-winning play opened on Broadway in 2006 and was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Play.
ON THE AIR! AN EVENING OF LIVE RADIO SHOW CLASSICS Camelot Theatres, Thursday, March 8, 2018, 7 p.m.
Directed by Gregg Oppenheimer with original material written by Eric Chiel
ON THE AIR! AN EVENING OF LIVE RADIO SHOW CLASSICS returns for its fifth year for this one- night-only thoroughly entertaining production and is sure to be a sell-out event. ON THE AIR! features a cast of seasoned celebrity performers, recreating on stage some of radio's funniest and most memorable shows from the 1940s and 50s. Complete with vintage microphones, "on the air" and "applause" signs, the actors, live musicians and sound effects provide an unforgettable evening of uproarious entertainment. ON THE AIR! benefits Dezart Performs, the award-winning, local nonprofit theatrical organization. An exclusive meet-and-greet VIP Reception with the performers will follow the show.
MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD - March 30 - April 8, 2018
Directed by Michael Shaw
Dezart Performs ends its 10th anniversary season with the utterly unpredictable MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD, a play that shatters traditional notions about parenthood, unveils its inherent comedy and celebrates the deeply personal truths that span and unite generations. This 2011 Off-Broadway play, written by a dazzling collection of celebrated American writers, is a joyous, moving, hilarious, and altogether thrilling theatrical event. "MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD never fails to strike both the funny bone and the heart." - Backstage
All performances are held at The Pearl McManus Theater (located at the historic Palm Springs Woman's Club) 314 S. Cahuilla Rd., Downtown Palm Springs. For information and tickets visit: www.dezartperforms.org or by phone 760-322-0179.
Dezart Performs, one of the Coachella Valley's preeminent theatre companies, recognizes that the performing arts promote greater understanding, provoke insightful discussion and enrich the life and culture of a community. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit theatre company, its mission is to provide an artistic home for bold and cutting-edge plays, creating an atmosphere of artistic growth for actors, directors and other creative artists who uniquely contribute to the diverse theatrical environment in the Coachella Valley.