RANCHO MIRAGE — Theatrical staged-reading group Script2Stage2Screen (S2S2S) – celebrating its 10th season – will present a comedy play that asks: Can you have an intimate, loving relationship with more than one person at a time, ethically and free of jealousy?
Shows are Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. The play is “Polly’s Amorous Adventures,” by Denis LaComb, who lives part-time in Palm Springs.
“This play is lots of fun and, at the same time, deals with serious issues,” said S2S2S Artistic Director Gina Bikales. “Can one have a loving, consensual relationship with more than one person at a time, and still feel good about it and yourself? And, how do you cope when your mother pokes her nose into your business?
“Denis LaComb, who considers himself a storyteller, has written another enjoyable work. It joins his body of work that also includes novels, screenplays and children’s books,” said Bikales.
All S2S2S staged readings take place at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Desert, 72425 Via Vail, Rancho Mirage. Tickets are $10. They’re available at the door or online at www.script2stage2screen.com.
About the playwright Denis LaComb:
Upon retirement from his video-production business, the Mid-Westerner decided to start writing again. He returned to a Western novel (Apache Death Wind) that he started 40 years ago, and wrote a historical romance based during Vietnam, Love in the A Shau. He will self-publish that novel soon. In addition, he has written two other books, screenplays, children’s books, and is working on comic strips featuring his grandchildren.
The remainder of the 2018-2019 season is:
- Feb. 1 & 2, 2019 – “Seven Bridges Road,” by Marilynn Barner Anselmi. A powerful drama play based on actual events dealing with racism, crime and equality when 11 women are murdered.
- March 8 and 9 – “Breakable,” by Vicky Vodrey. The script deals with grief and its affect on relationships.
- April 5 and 6 – An evening of one-acts: “Heavenly Bliss,” a comedy about heaven in crisis by John Lordan and “Train Song,” a love story by Christopher Younggren.
- May 3 and 4 – “Myrna’s Getting Married,” by Jason Hull. This fast-paced comedy play asks: Doesn’t everyone love brides?
Script2Stage2Screen is an innovative performing arts organization for the development of original productions on the stage. Formed in 2010 by a small group of playwrights, S2S2S started as a vehicle to premiere original plays. Since then, it has developed into a diverse performing arts organization in the Coachella Valley with the mission of highlighting social justice, families, gender equality, the dignity of humankind, and the joy and humor of life. www.script2stage2screen.com