DETC's 2019-2020 Season Tickets
Desert Ensemble Theatre Company (DETC) has announced the company' ninth season featuring a world premiere and two plays not previously seen in Southern California.
DETCs season gets underway with its signature Season Opening musical revue, which is a benefit for the company's Theatre Internship Program and Scholarship Fund. Conceived and directed by Jerome Elliott, the sixth annual event is "On the Twenty-First Century," featuring songs from Broadway musicals that debuted in the past 20 years. Audiences can expect a cast of some of the areas most popular musical theater performers. October 25-26, 2019.
A highlight of the season is the world premiere of "Adoption Roulette" by Elizabeth Fuller and Joel Vig, based on a true story of Fuller and her husband trying to adopt a little girl from Russia. The couple soon finds themselves trapped in a story that has all the elements of a Hitchcock thriller. At times witty, at times terrifying, the play takes the audience on a ride through the streets of Moscow and into the hinterlands of Siberia as the couple tries to realize their dream. Bringing this story to life will be two of the Valleys most sought-after actors: Yo Younger and Adina Lawson under the direction of Shawn Abramowitz. January 31-February 2 and February 7-9, 2020.
In March, DETC presents "How to Survive an Apocalypse", by Jordan Hall, first produced in 2016 by Touchstone Theatre in Vancouver. A romantic comedy for the End of Days, "How to Survive an Apocalypse" follows Jen and Tim, a young and successful urban couple who become convinced that their party lifestyle is coming to an end. They become preppers, hoarding supplies and learning to hunt. But their obsession takes its toll, and both are forced to imagine the apocalypse without the love of their life. March 13-15 and March 20-22, 2020.
April brings a new play "Man & Wife" by Emma-Goldman Sherman, from the New Works Series at the 29th Street Playwrights Collective in New York. This social comedy begins just
prior to the 2016 election. It follows newly married couple, Ron and Missy Merriweather, beginning as ornaments on their own wedding cake, through 25 years of a bipartisan marriage, for better or worse. April 17-18 and April 24-26, 2020.
Since its inception, DETC has been honored with 28 Desert Theatre League Awards and 20 Broadway World Awards (Palm Springs Region). The Desert Sun readers recognized DETC as Best Repertory Company in the 2018 Best of the Valley poll. Palm Springs Life readers also chose DETC as Best Live Theater, Palm Springs in the magazines 2018 Best of the Valley by City.
The Pearl McManus Theatre (View)
314 South Cahuilla Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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