Coyote Stageworks presents “The Understudy” November 2 – 11, 2018, Palm Springs, CA

Coyote Stageworks Best Live Theater in the Coachella Valley) is celebrating its 10th Anniversary Season and will be presenting:  The Understudy (November 2 – 11, 2018), Palm Springs, CA at the Annenberg Theatre located at The Palm Springs Art Museum

Written by:  Theresa Rebeck

Directed by: Chuck Yates

The Story:  ”Franz Kafka’s undiscovered masterpiece in its Broadway premier is the hilarious and apropos setting for Theresa Rebeck’s exploration of the existential vagaries of show business and life.  Charged with running the understudy rehearsal for the production, Roxanne find her professional and personal life colliding when Harry, a journeyman actor and her ex-fiancé is cast as the understudy to Jake, a mid-tier action star yearning for legitimacy.  As Harry and Jake find their common ground, Roxanne tries to navigate the rehearsal with a stoned lightboard operator, an omnipresent intercom system, the producers threatening to shutter the show and her own careering feeling about both actors and her past. Will the show go on?  The Understudy is a dazzling and humanistic look at the people trying to do what they love in the face of obstacles that mount until all any can do is dance.”

Starring:  Alex Best, Robin McAlpine, and David Youse

two men sitting on chairs on a stage.  one man in a gray jacket and tan pants standing on stage

Rehearsal in progress with David, Alex and Chuck

a woman wearing a black shirt and gray pants standing on a stage with a men wearing a blue tank top and tan shorts

Rehearsal in progress with Robin and Alex

Performance Schedule:

Friday, November 2, 7:30 pm

Saturday, November 3, 7:30 pm

Sunday, November 4, 2:00 pm

Wednesday, November 7, 7:30pm

Thursday, November 8, 2:00 pm (talk backs after the matinee!)

Friday, November 9, 7:30 pm

Saturday, November 10, 2:00 and 7:30 pm

Sunday, November 11, 2:00 pm


Ticket Cost:  (Matinee)  $45-55, (Evenings)  $50 – $60

Tickets available at The Palm Springs Art Museum (760-325-4490)

Let us know you are seeing the show and we’ll give you a 10% discount if you book directly with us!  Call us at 760-322-6059 (during business hours:  9 am – 5 pm PST).


Show Sponsors:

Lulu’s California Bistro

Trio (Where Palm Springs Eats)


David Lee Photography

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The Monkey Tree Hotel

Make your trip to the theater into a vacation and pair it with a stay at The Monkey Tree Hotel here in Palm Springs (located 4 miles from the Annenberg Theater  As always, breakfast is included and there are no resort fees here. 

A green lawn around a blue swimming pool with yellow umbrellas around the pool.  in the distance are two pink flamingo floats, palm trees and mountains

Poolside View at The Monkey Tree Hotel

A room with a white bed and a blue blanket.  A blue sofa with a yellow pillow next to it.  a yellow bar with two blue bar stools in the distance

King Bed / Kitchenette Room at The Monkey Tree Hotel

A silver sofa in a room with a bookcase behind it and a stone fireplace

The breakfast room at The Monkey Tree Hotel

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