DET's 2022-2023 Season Tickets
DESERT ENSEMBLE THEATRE (DET)
12th SEASON: WEST COAST ORIGINALS
A season of innovative works by West Coast playwrights, plus a special benefit concert.
12th SEASON OPENER, SPECIAL EVENT BENEFIT
SINGING WITH THE DESERT STARS
Conceived by Danny Kopelson
Friday, October 7, 2022
This one-night-only evening of song will benefit DETs Internship and Scholarship Program. The stars are local, popular, professional singers who will coach prominent community members in a competitive evening of singing. The winner will be determined by the audience. All tickets include a pre-and post-performance reception at the theatre. Stars scheduled to perform are: Jeff Barnett, Darci Daniels, Patrick Evans, Charles Herrera, Lizzie Schmelling, and Leslie Tinnaro. Contestants TBA.
DO NOT REMOVE LABEL (World premiere)
By Jerome Elliott Moskowitz
Directed by Michael Pacas
December 2-4, December 9-11, 2022
It's Hanukkah 1966, and 12-year-old Bobby and his newly widowed mother Tammy are making latkes, preparing to celebrate. A missing label on the sofa triggers an ill-timed visit from the FBI
and Hanukkah is turned upside down. Can the next-door neighbor Cookie Balinsky, save the day with rugelach and good cheer?
KILL THE EDITOR
By Aren Haun
Directed by Kudra Wagner
January 27-29, February 3-5, 2023
Ben, a young editor, is hired to edit a documentary for the Cannes Film Festival. With only one week, can he cut a five-hour version down to size? The filmmaker doesn't want to touch a frame. When the previous editor demands her position back, what will Ben do? Will he give in to the five-hour film, let the previous editor take over, or will he edit the film into his own vision?
KAFKAS JOKE (World premiere)
By Rich Rubin
Directed by Jerome Elliott Moskowitz
March 10-12, March 17-19, 2023
On his deathbed, Franz Kafka instructs his best friend Max Brod to burn his unpublished manuscripts. Brod does not destroy his work, believing Kafka is a literary genius. This leads to Kafka's writings rising to literary prominence decades after his death. Brod then escapes from Nazi Europe with Kafka's works in 1939, bringing them to Palestine. At the time of Brod's death in 1968, he left the manuscripts to his secretary. However, Brod's will is very confusing. Who owns Kafka? A true story based on a 2016 Israeli Supreme Court case.
By Eliza Clark
Directed by Keith M. Cornell
April 14-16, April 21-23, 2023
Dressed as a character from his favorite sci-fi TV series, middle-aged super fan Peter finds himself being held in Comic Con security after violating a restraining order against him by his favorite actress from the TV series. Meanwhile, the spoiled starlet from the TV show, Chiara, is stuck in a hotel suite with her stage mom and bodyguard. Will Peter ever be able to deliver Chiara an important and mysterious message?
Palm Springs Cultural Center/ Theatre 3 (View)
2300 East Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262
|Minimum Age: 0|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|
There are 2 wheel chair options in the back of the theatre as well as two rows with more space to accomodate accessibility. Those areas are marked with handicap signage.