The Desert Rose Playhouse, the Coachella Valley’s live stage LGBTQ+ stage company located in Rancho Mirage, California, announces the line-up of productions for its 2018-2019 Seventh Season of Shows.
The Sugar Witch by Nathan Sanders
October 5 – October 28, 2018
Dark family secrets are revealed, and unusual passions are ignited as the family confronts madness, truth and the destructive legacy of racism as the spirits of the dead walk the dark swamp, haunting the hearts of all who reside there. The Sugar Witch is a dark, Southern Gothic play that will linger in the minds of the audience long after the curtain falls.
Christmas with the Crawfords, created by Richard Winchester, written by Mark Sargent
November 30 – December 23, 2018
Never the warmest, most emotionally stable woman on the planet, Crawford is especially volatile on this occasion because of an outrageous indignity: She has been asked by Warner Bros. to do a screen test for the film Mildred Pierce. So, things are touchy at the Crawford digs. And, as her good friend Bette Davis might say, the night gets bumpier as it goes along.
Looped by Matthew Lombardo
January 18 – February 10, 2019
“A seductive, funny and frequently moving piece.” —The Hollywood Reporter
“Scores of zingers, one-liners, retorts and anecdotes leaves the audience roaring so loud the actors often struggle to be heard!” — Daily Variety
The View Upstairs, The New Smash Hit Musical by Max Vernon
March 8 – March 31, 2019
This forgotten community comes to life when a young fashion designer from 2017 buys the abandoned space, setting off an exhilarating journey of seduction and self-exploration that Entertainment Weekly calls “a moving homage to LGBT culture, past and present.” Filled with “beautiful love songs performed by a soulful ensemble cast” (The New Yorker), it's “an eye-popping roller coaster for the visual senses” with “a jambalaya of sexed-up tunes! Sung by an outstanding cast, The View UpStairs has all of the ingredients for an iconic cult phenomenon!” (Edge Media Network).
Pageant! by Albert Evans, Bill Russell, and Frank Kelly
April 19 – May 12, 2019
Single ticket prices for each production will be $35 for Friday and Saturday 8 PM performances and $32 for Sunday 2 PM Matinee performances, plus a $2 per ticket facility fee.
Season Tickets go on sale on June1, 2018. Patrons will save 20% off single ticket prices by purchasing Season Tickets. That’s one production for free!
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SEASON TICKET SUBSCRIPTION PRICES
- Five Production Friday or Saturday Evening Series: $ 140 each plus $10 facility fee
- Five Production Sunday Matinee Series: $ 128 each plus $10 facility fee
Season Tickets can be ordered online at www.desertroseplayhouse.org or by calling DRP’s Box Office at 760-202-3000 beginning June 1, 2018. Single tickets for each production will go on sale approximately 3 weeks prior to each production’s opening.