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Hi-Desert Cultural Center to produce encore performances of Valerie-Jean Hume’s Desert Theatre League multi-award-winning play, LUSH!

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PHOTO CAPTION (FROM LEFT): Professional actors Dean Apple, Ron Young, Ted Pethes, and Valerie-Jean Hume (FRONT) will star in the Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s production of Hume’s original multi-award winning play, LUSH!, that tells the amazing story of Marty Mann, the first woman of Alcoholic’s Anonymous.

PHOTO CAPTION (FROM LEFT): Professional actors Dean Apple, Ron Young, Ted Pethes, and Valerie-Jean Hume (FRONT) will star in the Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s production of Hume’s original multi-award winning play, LUSH!, that tells the amazing story of Marty Mann, the first woman of Alcoholic’s Anonymous.

 
JOSHUA TREE, CA – With an incomparable 50-year tradition of award-winning theater, the Hi-Desert Cultural Center is proud to present Valerie-Jean Hume’s original multi-award-winning play, LUSH!, that will play for two special encore and enhanced reader’s theater performances March 8th & 9th at the Center’s Blak Box Theater! 
 
Having won “Best Original Writing”, “Best Production”, “Best Director” & more from the Desert Theatre League, LUSH! is the amazing story of Marty Maan, the first woman to join Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Everyone knows about the two men who started it, Bill W. and Dr. Bob, but who was the “first lady”? Born to wealth and privilege in Chicago, Marty wound up a homeless drunk on a park bench, due to her battle with the bottle. 
 
AA had begun a few years before, but it was “men only”, and nobody then believed women could be alcoholics! Marty had to fight for her place in The Program. She went on to found the National Council on Alcoholism or “NCA” in 1944. Now called “NCADD“, it still exists today. Headquartered in New York, its 100 affiliates nationwide work to educate America about alcohol and drugs. This entertaining and poignant dramedy will star professional actors Dean Apple, Ron Young, Ted Pethes, & celebrated entertainment/theater critic VJ Hume.
 
LUSH! will play at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s Blak Box Theater for two special encore performances – Saturday March 8th at 7pm, and a Sunday matinee March 9th at 2pm. Tickets are $20 for general seating and $25 for elite seating. To purchase tickets, click the link above, call 760.366.3777 or go online to www.hidesertculturalcenter.com.

 

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The mission of the Hi-Desert Cultural Center is to operate a Cultural Center that provides venues, support facilities, funding, promotion, leadership, innovation, education, and other resources for programs and productions whose focus is on the aesthetic arts - including dramatic, musical, visual, and other forms of artistic expression.


The Hi-Desert Cultural Center is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation incorporated in the State of California as the Hi-Desert Playhouse Guild, Inc. doing business as the Hi-Desert Cultural Center. As required by law it is also registered with the CA DOJ Registry of Charitable Trusts. Donations to it are deductible to the full extent of the law; it is exempted from both federal and state taxes.

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