Dezart Performs Kicks Off 10th Anniversary Season With Off-Broadway Hit Comedy THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
Dezart Performs will begin its milestone 10th Anniversary Season on November 3rd with THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE, an outrageously funny comedy that premiered Off-Broadway in 2015 and drew critical raves. The nonprofit theater company will present eight performances (November 3-12) of THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE, a heartwarming gender-bending comedy which is an official Pride Week event.
Written by Matthew Lopez, 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!"
The role of Casey is played by Sean Timothy Brown who returns to Dezart Performs' stage in THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE after performing in Dezart Performs' critically-acclaimed production of CLYBOURNE PARK last winteR. Brown began his acting under the tutelage of Rosemary Mallett at Palm Springs High School and still lives in Palm Springs with his wife, Jen and their baby daughter, Ella.
Other cast members include: Michael Mullen as Tracy; Hanz Enyeart as Rexy; Brianna Maloney as Casey's wife, Jo; and Chet Cole as Eddie
"We are excited to present our 10th Anniversary Season, as we've planned a season-long celebration," stated Michael Shaw, Artistic Director of Dezart Performs. "Each opening night performance of our 10th season will include an opening night reception for our audience. In addition, we have a glamorous celebration planned for January 14 at Eight4Nine Restaurant in Palm Springs. With 15 songs and lots of dancing throughout, this play has plenty of heart with a positive message and is sure to be a crowd pleaser," promises Shaw.
What critics say about THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE
In its review of the Off-Broadway opening night, The New York Times stated: "There's as much richly catty humor here as in a full season of 'RuPaul's Drag Race,' along with some clever pop-culture gags - 'The Sound of Music' joke alone is worth the price of admission."
About DEZART PERFORMS:
Dezart Performs, one of the Coachella Valley's preeminent theatre companies, recognizes that the performing arts enrich the life and culture of a community, promote greater understanding and provoke insightful discussion. 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 artist who uniquely contribute to the diverse theatrical environment in the Coachella Valley.
For information and tickets visit: www.dezartperforms.org or by phone 760-322-0179