Coyote StageWorks, the Coachella Valley- based award-winning Actors’ Equity professional theater company, announced its eighth season that will run throughout 2016-2017. Dubbed “Legendary Ladies,” the schedule of performances will include the Company’s signature one-night-only benefit and productions of two beloved stage plays, all presented at the Annenberg Theater, located inside the Palm Springs Art Museum. The 2016-2017 performances include “Steel Magnolias,” “Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks,” and “The Lady With All the Answers.”
“We wanted to honor the influence of women in theater, so this year we selected plays that have strong female leads, creating the Legendary Ladies series,” said Chuck Yates, Founding Artistic Director of Coyote StageWorks. “We also wanted to present comedies that have a broad appeal, which our production company is known for and does best. We are delighted to once again offer these productions in the Palm Springs Art Museum’s Annenberg Theater.”
THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS
"Dear Ann Landers"…For decades, renowned advice columnist Ann Landers answered countless letters from lovelorn teens, confused couples and a multitude of others in need of advice. No topic was off-limits, including nude housekeeping, sex in a motorcycle helmet, the proper way to hang toilet paper, sibling rivalries, addiction, religion and wandering spouses. Landers regaled her readers with direct, insightful and often humorously honest responses. Late on a 1975 night in Landers' Chicago apartment, an ironic twist of events confronts her with a looming deadline for a column dealing with a new kind of heartbreak: her own. As she shares her struggles to complete the column with us, we learn as much about ourselves as we do about the wise, funny, no-nonsense woman whose daily dialogue with America helped shape the social and sexual landscapes of the last half-century.
"…a warmhearted play…highly entertaining, frequently moving…" —Chicago Tribune.
"…folksy, funny, straightforward and validating …engaging from beginning to end." —LA Times.
"David Rambo's new one-woman play…[about] the witty, bubbly, frank, and slightly eccentric writer…provides a compelling portrait of her." —BackStage West.
"LADY is surprisingly crisp and loaded with detail. Breezy, funny and gossipy." —North County Times.
The 2016-2017 Coyote StageWorks season is generously sponsored by Annette Bloch and David Lee. Earlier this year, David Lee also issued a $30,000 challenge grant that doubled any donation the company received through Labor Day.