By Denise Ortuno Neil
Coyote Stageworks is gearing up for their fourth season, and it promises to be better than ever! The non-profit production company started back in 2009, headed up by Chuck Yates, Larry Raben, David Engel, Allan Denny, Steve Carter and Michael Soloman. All the founders have theatre backgrounds, and felt that there was a void in the Palm Springs area for professional equity theatre, so they started one. The production company has come a long way since their first performance at the Thorny Theatre, and now have a run at The Annenberg Theatre in Palm Springs. The first show will be the Tony Award nominated, SOUVENIR, a comedy by Stephen Temperley. The show opens November 23rd through December 2nd, just in time for the holiday season.
SOUVENIR is followed up by Coyote Stageworks first ever One-Night-Only Gala Benefit on January 19th 2013, featuring a staged reading of the fabulously funny, THE WOMEN by Clare Booth Luce. The benefit is sponsored by Wells Fargo and has a star studded cast including, Lucie Arnaz, Kaye Ballard,Nancy Bleiweiss-Nevil, Mary Jo Catlett, Carole Cook, Mo Gaffney, Beth Grant, Michele Lee,Lorna Luft, Stephanie Powers and Charles Busch..plus some surprise participants!
February rolls in with SUDS-THE ROCKING 60's MUSICAL, By Melinda Gulb, Steve Gunderson and Bryan Scott, with musical arrangements provided by Steve Gunderson. The show opens on February 7th through the 17th.
On March 10th, Coyote Stageworks kicks off their "PLAY DATES" series, a FREE community and educational outreach series co-sponsored by The Palm Springs Art Museum and The Annenberg Theatre. The show is presented by Laurence Luckinbill, with his reading of the critically acclaimed, one-man play, CLARENCE DARROW TONIGHT!
Coyote Stageworks closes out their 2012/2013 season with the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award Winner, TRU, by Jay Presson Allen. An in-depth look into the mind of Truman Capote. The production runs from April 18th through the 28th.
For more information visit www.coyotestageworks.org