COYOTE STAGEWORKS – Palm Springs, California

COYOTE STAGEWORKS ANNOUNCES 2015-16 SEASON

Award-Winning Theater Company Returns to Annenberg Theater

PALM SPRINGS – August 10, 2015: Coyote StageWorks, the award-winning Actors’ Equity professional theater company, is pleased to announce its 2015-16 season. The schedule of performances will include the Company’s signature one-night-only benefit and productions of two Tony Award Winning stage plays, presented at the Annenberg Theater located inside the Palm Springs Art Museum.

Voted "Best Live Theater" by Desert Magazine in 2013 and 2014, Coyote StageWorks also won a record 20 Desert Star Awards from the Desert Theatre League in October 2014, bringing the total award count to 60 since its first production in 2009.

For its annual benefit gala, Coyote StageWorks will present “The Importance of Being Ernest (In New York)” by Oscar Wilde and adapted and directed by David Zippel, who gives the famed comedy of Victorian manners a modern twist as a story of New Yorkers obsessed with social position. Theatre lovers will relish the contemporary reflection of current society, just as the play’s initial audiences did in 1895, when a star-studded cast performs this brilliant comedy on Wednesday, November 18, 2015. Tickets for the benefit are $75 and $125 per person for performance only; $250 per person ticket includes VIP cast reception following performance.

A Tony award winner for Best Play in 1998, “Art” by French playwright Yasmina Reza will be presented for eleven performances beginning March 25, 2016. The comedy, which raises questions about art and friendship, has been packing in audiences worldwide for 20 years.

On April 20, 2016, Coyote StageWorks will launch the first of ten performances of “Agnes of God” by John Peilmeier. The Tony winning, theatrical mystery about a novice nun who gives birth and insists that the child was the result of a virgin conception provides demanding dramatic roles for the actors playing them, and will keep enthralled audiences riveted to their seats. The play was the basis of the hit movie starring Jane Fonda and Ann Bancroft. Both plays are currently pending rights approval.

Tickets for Coyote StageWorks’ productions in 2016 are $45 – $55 for matinees and $50 – $60 for evening performances, and may be purchased at the Annenberg Theater box office. A Q&A session with cast members will follow Thursday matinees.

“I am over the moon with this combination of plays,” exclaimed Chuck Yates, Founding Artistic Director of Coyote StageWorks. “I anticipate that our seventh season will enthrall audiences with both laughter and mystery, and further burnish our reputation as ‘the Coachella Valley’s most respected theatre company.’ We are extremely grateful to our sponsors, donors, and the community for their unwavering support of high-quality theatre in the Coachella Valley, and to the Palm Springs Art Museum and the Annenberg Theater.”

Look for future announcements from Coyote StageWorks as casting for these exciting productions is finalized.

Coyote StageWorks is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 company dedicated to advancing theatre as a vital art form in the desert communities of the Coachella Valley. It is their mission to provide a forum for thought-provoking, entertaining, and culturally significant works in an environment that nurtures the creativity of the individual and the enrichment of the community. These shows are not Palm Springs Art Museum or Annenberg Theater presentations.

Group sales: 760-318-0024.
To purchase individual tickets or subscriptions, call 760-325-4490 or visit annenbergtheater.org.