Jack Lyons

A.R. GURNEY’S COMEDY “LATER LIFE” NOW ON STAGE AT CV REP IN RANCHO MIRAGE, CA

A.R. GURNEY’S COMEDY “LATER LIFE” NOW ON STAGE AT CV REP IN RANCHO MIRAGE, CA

Playwright A.R. Gurney examines life’s missed opportunities and second chances squanderd when it comes to the game of love and loss for players of a certain age in his 1993 bittersweet, comedy play “Later Life” that opened last Friday at CV Rep Theatre in Rancho Mirage, CA. Gurney, one of the most prolific playwrights and […]

CABARET STAR JEROME ELLIOTT SHINES AT THE PURPLE ROOM

CABARET STAR JEROME ELLIOTT SHINES AT THE PURPLE ROOM

Michael Holmes’ Purple Room cabaret/nightclub located at Club Trinidad in Palm Springs is the place to catch rising stars and to enjoy terrific local performers doing their ‘thing’. Holmes is a performer/producer is his own right. Every Sunday Michael Holmes experiences a theatrical metamorphosis becoming the legendary star persona of Judy Garland in his own […]

ADVICE COLUMNIST ANN LANDERS SHARES HER LETTERS AND WISDOM AT THE ANNENBERG THEATRE THANKS TO COYOTE STAGEWORKS

ADVICE COLUMNIST ANN LANDERS SHARES HER LETTERS AND WISDOM  AT THE ANNENBERG THEATRE THANKS TO COYOTE STAGEWORKS

When one has 60 million readers and followers across the globe freely sharing their personal feelings and secrets in public with Ann Landers, the famous advice columnist of the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper, one has to have a great deal of trust in the gatekeeper of that information. Coyote StageWorks, one of the desert’s premiere Equity […]

NEW COMEDY FROM DESERT ENSEMBLE THEATRE IN PALM SPRINGS

NEW COMEDY FROM DESERT ENSEMBLE THEATRE IN PALM SPRINGS

Tony Padilla, award-winning playwright/director, and Founding Producing Artistic Director of Desert Ensemble Theatre, for years preferred the shorter, one-act format to tell his stories.  When he finally did branch out into two act plays I think he found his groove. Padilla has covered a broad spectrum of genres and subject matter over the last ten […]

DELIGHTFUL EUGENE O’NEILL COMEDY AT A NOISE WITHIN THEATRE

DELIGHTFUL EUGENE O’NEILL COMEDY AT A NOISE WITHIN THEATRE

Eugene O’Neill, America’s only Nobel Laureate in Literature (1936) is a giant of the American theatre. He’s arguably one of the four greatest American dramatists of the 20th century, along with Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, and Edward Albee. O’ Neill, is best known as a highly-regarded dramatist who explored the dark and rougher side of […]

NORTH COAST REP THEATRE STAGES A MAGICAL COMEDY

NORTH COAST REP THEATRE STAGES A MAGICAL COMEDY

Tony Kushner, one of the country’s premiere intellectual playwrights is an award-winning dramatist who is best known for his monumental Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning, two-part epic “Angels in America”.  In that play, he tackled the worldwide Aids epidemic. In the current North Coast Repertory Theatre production he switches 180 degrees to translate and […]

“ZOOT SUIT” REVIVAL RETURNS TO ITS BIRTHPLACE: THE MARK TAPER FORUM 

“ZOOT SUIT” REVIVAL RETURNS TO ITS BIRTHPLACE: THE MARK TAPER FORUM 

Seventy-five years ago a murder was committed in Los Angeles in an area known as the ‘Sleepy Lagoon reservoir’.  Four young Latino men were charged with the crime of murder, and the ensuing, highly controversial trial introduced a new word into the main-stream American lexicon – “Pachuco”. In 1977, playwright/director Luis Valdez, brought his play […]