Dezart Performs “The Mating Games”

Three One-Act Plays to be performed Nov. 29 through Dec. 9 in Palm Springs

Tickets are now on sale for “The Mating Games,” a delightful evening of three original one-act comedies, being presented by Dezart Performs, the Palm Springs-based non-profit performing arts group that focuses on bringing high-quality, innovative theatrical works to the Coachella Valley.

The evening of original one-act plays will be performed at the Palm Springs Woman’s Club (314 S. Cahuilla Road, Palm Springs) over two weekends:

Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 29 – Dec. 1, 2012 at 7:30 pm. and Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2:30 p.m.

Friday and Saturday, December 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, December 9 at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $17.50 in advance, $20 at the door. Advance ticket purchase is by phone at 760-322-0179 or online at www.dezartperforms.com

The three one-act comedies that comprise “The Mating Games” were the overwhelming audience favorites last spring, when Dezart Performs staged readings of seven new plays during its Fourth Annual Play Reading Series. Following tradition, the favorites are then fully produced as the season opener in the fall.

The plays are:

FEEDING TIME AT THE HUMAN HOUSE

Written by David Wiener

Directed by Lenny Ripps

Synopsis: Wonder what it’s like for zoo animals to observe people from the other side of a cage? Fran and Bernie Baboon know what it’s all about and are more than happy to share their feelings in “Feeding Time at the Human House.”

 

THE BLIND DATE

Written by Tanis Galik

Directed by Don Cilluffo

Synopsis: Seniors Dr. Stanley Cramer and Alice Adler prepare for what may be one of the scariest things they will ever encounter in their lives – a  blind date.

 

MOURNING GLORY

Written by Richard Orloff

Directed by Michael Shaw

Synopsis: A comic look at longing and libido, in which a very recent widow and a male friend try to balance propriety and desire at the wake of the widow’s deceased husband.

“It’s not often that you get the opportunity to pull together an evening of theatre that includes dating, a funeral, and monkeys, but we have somehow managed to do it thanks to the talent of three very funny playwrights,” said Michael Shaw, artistic director of Dezart Performs. “If these don’t get you laughing, you should probably schedule an appointment with your doctor,” he quipped.

For more information about Dezart Performs’ “The Mating Games” and to purchase tickets for this delightful evening of one-act plays, please call 760-322-0179 or go to  HYPERLINK “http://www.dezartperforms.com” www.dezartperforms.com

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