“Fun and personal triumph take center stage in Desert Rose Playhouse’s current production of Mid-Century Moderns. Great writing, incredible voices, terrific acting and beloved songs combine to make this one of the most enjoyable visits to the theatre that I have had in a very long time. I saw the world premiere last night and I’m already anticipating my next visit during the show’s brief five-week run!
At the beginning of the play, it is 1966 and Maryanne Popkecke (Christine Tringali Nunes) is at the grave of her recently deceased husband Ernie (Gary Powers). She decides to take his life insurance money and his car and leave Minnesota for the glamor of being a secretary in Santa Monica, a town she fantasizes about after seeing pictures of it in a magazine…”