Dezart Performs announces 16th season lineup, adds more shows

“In an era when so much seems to be about polarization, I hope our plays continue to open dialogue and build community,” said Michael Shaw, founding artistic director.

Dezart Performs of Palm Springs is set to launch its 16th season, featuring a Pulitzer Finalist, Drama Critics Circle Award Winner, and the first Broadway play written by a Native American. Following a successful season with 96% capacity, the company is adding two more performances to each production.

The season will kick off on Nov. 3 with “The Thanksgiving Play” by Larissa FastHorse, a comedy that satirizes the clash between good intentions and absurd assumptions. FastHorse, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Lakota People, is the first Native American playwright to have a show produced on Broadway.

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Running Jan. 19 through 28 is “What The Constitution Means to Me,” a dramatic comedy by Heidi Schreck that explores the relationship between four generations of women and the founding document that shaped their lives. Following that, starting March 1, is “A Case For The Existence of God” by Samuel D. Hunter, a drama that delves into the realities of financial insecurity.

The season will conclude with “Mr. Parker,” a drama by Michael McKeever about a widower adjusting to a newly single life. That runs April 12 through 24.

Michael Shaw, founding Artistic Director of Dezart Performs, expressed his excitement about the upcoming season and the company’s commitment to producing works that inspire dialogue and provoke thought.

“In an era when so much seems to be about polarization, I hope our plays continue to open dialogue and build community,” said Shaw. “We are dedicated to producing fresh and compelling works that inspire such dialogue and provoke thought with a commitment to artistic excellence and community engagement.”

Subscriptions are currently on sale and single show tickets will be available starting Sept. 12.

Details: All performances take place at the Pearl McManus Theater (at the historic Palm Springs Woman’s Club) 314 S Cahuilla Road, Downtown Palm Springs. Ticket prices are $48 – $55 and may be purchased online at , or by calling (760) 322-0179. Showtimes are Fridays at 7:30pm; Saturdays at 2pm and 7:30pm; Sundays at 2pm and 7pm

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