Amahl and the Night Visitors
A Christmas Musical by Gian Carlo Menotti.
Directed by Sandy Pickens. Musical Direction by Julie Rawson.
Fridays & Saturdays, December 5, 6, 12, & 13, 2014 at 7:30pm.
Sunday Matinees, December 7 & 14, 2014 at 2:00pm.
The story of a poor, but imaginative young boy and his mother, who are visited one night by three Kings on their way to Bethlehem to give gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the newborn King. They ask to stay the night. The mother, having nothing to feed them, sends Amahl out to call the people of the village to bring food and the entertainment of dance. After an eventful evening, the mother and Amahl query the three Kings about this newborn King they seek. Amahl wants desperately to send a gift to this King and when he offers his most important possession - his crutch - the results are wondrous.
By John Cariani
Directed by Walter Schumacher
Fridays & Saturdays, March 6, 7, 13 & 14, 2015 at 7:30pm.
Sunday Matinees, March 8 & 15, 2015 at 2:00pm.
On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night's dream.
Soldier, Come Home
By Frank Wicks
Directed by Lester Paquin
Friday & Saturday, April 10 & 11, 2015
Sunday Matinee, April 12, 2015
A special commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War. This play brings to life the Civil War letters of Mary Luke Pringles, her husband Philip W. Pringles and family members. Written from 1859-1865 from western Pennsylvania and from several major Civil War battles such as Antietam, The Wilderness and Appomattox, the letters were adapted for the stage by their great grandson, Frank W. Wicks.
Other Desert Cities
By Jon Robin Baitz
Directed by Diana Canterbury
Fridays & Saturdays, May 15, 16, 22 & 23, 2015 at 7:30pm.
Sunday Matinees, May 17 & 24, 2015 at 2:00pm.
Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family's history—a wound they don't want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.
The play's name refers to a control city guide sign on eastbound interstate 10 in California, which indicates that the freeway is headed towards Indio, California and "Other Desert Cities" (that is, the rest of Coachella Valley).
After an extremely successful run on Broadway, "Other Desert Cities" won the prestigious Outer Critics Circle Award and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2012.