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All-star cast to play Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s new “uproarious” theatrical comedy, Moon Over Buffalo

Cultural Center Art Gallery to feature the fine art of S.E. James & Darlene Morris

APRIL 4-19, 2014
Fridays @ 7pm

Saturdays @ 7pm
Sat Matinee Apr 12 @ 2pm
Tickets – $15/$20

With an incomparable 50-year tradition of award-winning theater, the Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s latest theatrical production, Moon Over Buffalo, will feature a cast and crew rich in accolades and talent and will open Friday, April 4th at the Center’s state-of-the-art Blak Box Theater.

Directed by Wendy Cohen, who was honored again last year with a coveted “Most Outstanding Director” award from the Desert Theatre League, Moon Over Buffalo will be co-directed by Marge Doyle, stage managed by Heather Anderson, and will feature the acting prowess of Joy Groves (of the acclaimed Groves Cabin Theatre), Scott Cutler, Analisa Pilecki, Howard Cohen, Richie Sande, Dave Jessup, Hanna Mohn, and Wendy Cohen.  The Center’s production of this uproarious comedy by Ken Ludwig, who is also known the world over for his comedy Lend Me A Tenor, will light-up the stage and prove to be one of the year’s finest.

The hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950′s.  At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with 5 actors.  On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter’s clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing, caused by Charlotte’s deaf old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George’s body.

Moon Over Buffalo will play at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s Blak Box Theater April 4-19, 2014.  Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7pm, and a special Saturday matinee April 12 at 2pm.  Tickets are $15 for general seating and $20 for elite seating.  To purchase tickets, go online to www.hidesertculturalcenter.com or call the Box Office at 760.366.3777.  The Hi-Desert Cultural Center is a producing member of the Desert Theatre League.

Beginning Strings Conservatory Class Recital
Tuesday May 6, 2014 Come see and hear the members of our Beginning Strings Conservatory Class as they perform in their first recital after four months of instruction with Phyllis Moss, a 25-year L.A. public schools music educator who is also a violist with the Joshua Tree Philharmonic! All ages welcome, but please do not bring children who may be disruptive during the recital. Recital is approximately 1 hour in duration followed by a short reception to congratulate the recitalists. Though this is a free event, due to its “sell-out” nature and limited capacity, seats may be purchased and guaranteed for $1 per seat.
Joshua Tree Philharmonic – 10th Anniversary Series!
Friday May 16, 2014 to Sunday May 18, 2014 Led by Maestro Jarrod Radnich, the innovative Joshua Tree Philharmonic will begin celebrating its 10th anniversary year with a new exhilarating concert series that is sure to delight and enthrall the entire family! Though the philharmonic’s series’ continually sell-out, tickets have been released early and are now available – concert repertoire soon to be announced. Reserve your seats now and don’t miss another opportunity to experience this inspiring multi-generational community orchestra comprised of members from the Morongo Basin, Coachella Valley, and Inland Empire regions in a musical celebration unlike any other! Must be at least five years of age to attend. See highlights from the winter session http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-F9tKyytMk
Saturday May 31, 2014 Richly textured with the ragtime and jazz of the era, BILL W. & Dr. BOB tells an internationally acclaimed magnificent American success story. During the roaring ’20s, NY stockbroker Bill Wilson rides high on money, fame, and booze. In ’29, both he and the market crash and he becomes a hopeless drunk. Dr. Bob Smith, a surgeon in Akron, Ohio, and a pillar of the community, has been a secret drunk for 30 years, often going into the operating room hungover and high on sedatives. His family has tried everything to no avail. Through an astonishing series of events involving doctors, ministers, the Oxford Group evangelical movement, and Henrietta Sieberling a scion of the Goodyear Rubber fortune, Bill and Bob meet on Mother’s Day 1935. The two men form a relationship which keeps each sober. Fired up, they seek out a third drunk to see if their program will work for others. Starring professional actors Ron Young and Dean Apple and an incredible cast. Written by Samuel Shem and Janet Surrey.

Copyright © 2014, All Rights Reserved The HI-DESERT CULTURAL CENTER (DBA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization: “HI-DESERT PLAYHOUSE GUILD, INC.” Federal Tax ID# 23-7425816

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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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