Coyote StageWorks Opens its 11th Anniversary Season With “A Doll’s House, Part 2”

Coyote StageWorks, the Coachella Valley-based award-winning Actors’ Equity professional theater company, will begin its current season with a full production of A Doll’s House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath, which will run from February 7 though 16 at the Palm Springs Cultural Center, located at 2300 East Baristo Road in Palm Springs. Tickets are $50 for matinees and $50 – $60 for evening performances. To purchase individual tickets or subscriptions, call 760-318-0024 or visit https://www.coyotestageworks.org. For group sales, call 760-318-0024.

All of Coyote’s award-winning programming will now be under one roof at the Palm Springs Cultural Center, and made possible through the generosity of Season Sponsors Patti & Jack Grundhofer, and Production Sponsors Steve Tobin and The Grace Helen Spearman Charitable Foundation, and Dennis Flaig-Moore and Clint Flaig-Moore.

“Last year we included A Doll’s House Part 2 as part of our popular Play Dates staged readings,“ said Chuck Yates, Founding Artistic Director of Coyote StageWorks. “It was so well received that we decided to mount the full production this season.  We are excited to open our season with this funny and insightful production.”

A Doll’s House Part 2 picks up where Henrik Ibsen’s famous A Doll’s House ended. In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. This climactic event—when Nora slams the door on everything in her life—instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. In A Doll’s House, Part 2, many years have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind? Audience members do not need to know the original to laugh at this irreverent sequel. The cast is comprised of Robin McAlpine as Nora, Don Amendolia as Torvald, Barbara Gruen as Ann Marie, and Lizzie Schmelling as Emmy.

The production, produced by Chuck Yates and David Youse will run nine times including three matinees. A Q&A session with cast members will follow the Thursday matinees.

The next production for the season is The Velocity of Autumn by Eric Coble, running March 13 through 22. The cast is comprised of David Youse in the role of Chris, and Barbara Gruen portraying Alexandra.

Coyote StageWorks benefits from the expert leadership of its Board of Directors, comprised of Don Amendolia, Julie Balbini, Harriet Baron, Dennis Flaig-Moore, Kathy Friedle, Tony Marchese, Larry Raben, and David Youse. It also benefits from the insights and advice from its Advisory Board, comprised of Carol Fragen, Dorothy Lefkowitz, John Monahan, Ann Sheffer, Martin Wiviott, and Barbara Keller (Emeritus)

Coyote StageWorks is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 company dedicated to advancing theatre as a vital art form in the desert communities of the Coachella Valley. It is their mission to provide a forum for thought-provoking, entertaining, and culturally significant works in an environment that nurtures the creativity of the individual and the enrichment of the community. For more information about Coyote StageWorks, please visit coyotestageworks.org.