The Desert Rose Playhouse, the Coachella Valley’s LGBTQ+ Stage Company, will present Women Behind Bars, a comedy by Tom Eyen, opening Friday, June 22, 2018 for a six-week run. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 2 PM, through July 29, 2018.
In this hilarious satire on B-movies of the 1950's, Mary Eleanor, an innocent duped into crime, lands in the Greenwich Village Woman's House of Detention. The prison is presided over by a massive matron with a taste for sadism and female flesh, as our heroine, now Caged in the Big House, learns about life The Hard Way.
The production is not recommended for children.
"Sex is rampant and comically cheerful!... A delirious evening of Grade-A tomfoolery! - The New York Times
"Hysterically, paradoxically, fascinatingly, diabolically funny!" - New York Daily News
The cast includes Francesca Amari, Miguel Arballo, Melanie Blue, Ruth Braun, Kimberly Cole, Loren Freeman, Deb Harmon, Adina Lawson, Phylicia Mason, Kam Sisco and Yo Younger.
The production is directed by Jim Strait and Robbie Wayne. The set is designed by Richard Marlow, costumes are by Jennifer Stowe, and wigs are by Toni Molano. Lighting design is by Phil Murphy. Mark Fivecoat and Kathy Weast Miller are the Producing Partners.
The Desert Rose Playhouse is a project of Desert Rose Productions, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Women Behind Bars continues Desert Rose Productions’ mission to produce and present literate, relevant and entertaining plays and musicals for LGBTQ and Gay-Friendly theatregoers in the Coachella Valley.
Tickets are $37 for evening performances and $34 for matinees, which includes a $2 per ticket Facility Fee. Go online at www.desertroseplayhouse.org or call 760-202-3000 to order tickets after June 1, 2018.