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

The Understudy

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

Rehearsal in progress with David, Alex and Chuck

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. 

Poolside View at The Monkey Tree Hotel

Picture of one of the bedrooms.

King Bed / Kitchenette Room at The Monkey Tree Hotel

Picture of a living area with a couch.

The breakfast room at The Monkey Tree Hotel

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