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Desert Ensemble Theatre Company

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DETC presents three online evenings of live theatre via our Facebook page:

Fridays at 7pm: May 12, May 19 and June 5

New short works by Phylicia Mason, Tony Padilla and Jason Hull

Presented with the generous support of the California Desert Arts Council


Dear Friends,

Thank you for your patience as we at DETC consider all possible options during this national emergency.

Although we do not yet have a firm date for our return to the Pearl McManus Theatre, we are currently planning for the 2020–21 season including our annual Season Opening Gala (scholarship fund benefit), a world premiere, and one of our postponed productions from spring 2020. We hope to be able to announce our plans soon!

Our gratitude to you for helping to making our shortened season a great success. We’ll be back! In the meantime, we hope that you, your family and your friends are safe and well.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

-Shawn Abramowitz, Executive Director

-Jerome Elliott, Artistic Director

Season ticket sales will cover less than half of our operating costs. We keep ticket prices low so that the greatest number of people can afford to see great theater. Please consider donating to DETC to make this our best season yet. Look for the DONATE button just to the right, above the season calendar.

For more information, call (760) 565-2476 or email

DETC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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