Jack Lyons

New Theatre Gives Birth To A Winning Production

New Theatre Gives Birth To A Winning Production

In the world of theatre, a new live-theatre venue opening is always a cause for celebration.  The occasion signals the world’s oldest spoken art form – The Theatre – has added another mirror of society for exploration and examination by playwrights, actors, directors, and creative individuals, right here in the Coachella Valley.      “Coachella Valley […]

Old Globe Theatre Mounts Horton Foote Comedy About Avarice

Old Globe Theatre Mounts Horton Foote Comedy About Avarice

There’s something about southern families and their last wills and testaments that just fascinate Americans. Not to go picking on our southern brethren, but southern playwrights themselves love to write plays about the “the family”, most of them rife with over-the-top characters and situations, and the inevitable “reading of the will”, and lets not forget […]

Portuguese Nobel Laureate In Literature Jose Saramago Up Close And Personal In A Riveting Documentary

Portuguese Nobel Laureate In Literature Jose Saramago Up Close And Personal In A Riveting Documentary

Without sounding too condescending or putting down the average citizen, I think it’s fair to say that we Americans don’t keep close tabs on the ups and downs of the world’s Nobel laureates.  Granted, we have had great success in the sciences and other fields but can only list seven Americans to have received Literature’s […]

One Act Play At Joslyn Senior Center On Veteran’s Day

One Act Play At Joslyn Senior Center On Veteran’s Day

Friday, November 11, 2011 marks the eighty-three year anniversary of the “Great War to End all Wars – World War I.   Once designated as Armistice Day but now known as Veteran’s Day, November 11th is a day set aside as a way to honor all American veterans. “Return Fire”, the one act dramedy written by […]

Dezart Performs 2011 Play Reading Festival Winner Opens

Dezart Performs 2011 Play Reading Festival Winner Opens

  Dezart Performs, the Palm Springs-based performing troupe, holds a play reading Festival every year in April.  At the end of the four-day festival an “audience favorite”, is selected based upon the number of ballots received with the highest marks.  The Festival winner then receives a fully produced production in December: sets, costumes, lights and […]

Palm Canyon Theatre Presents Irving Berlin Musical

Palm Canyon Theatre Presents Irving Berlin Musical

December is almost always a Christmas-themed month when it comes to entertainment and the theatre and the movies in particular.  The Palm Canyon Theatre (PCT) has decided not to break with that tradition.  They have, however, chosen to present a somewhat different approach to the normal Christmas season story.      Irving Berlin’s wonderful score from […]