Coyote StageWorks: Dirty Blonde
101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Thursday matinees at 2pm followed by cast Q&A
- 101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
- P:7603254490;Visit Website
Written by Claudia Shear with an original score by Bob Stillman, this funny and bawdy Broadway hit explores the legendary Mae West, one of America's most enduring and controversial pop culture icons. The play, which draws its title from the West film quip "I made myself platinum, but I was born a dirty blonde,” tells the story of Jo, an office temp and aspiring actress, and Charlie, who works in the New York Public Library's film archives. Both are lonely and obsessive West fans who met at her grave and form a unique relationship as they swap stories about the career highlights and eventual decline into parody of the woman they worship. Dirty Blonde was the winner of the 2000 Theatre World Award, and was nominated for Best Play in the 2000 Tony® Awards and for Outstanding New Play in the 2000 Drama Desk Awards. The New York Times described it as “Hands down the best new American play of the season...” and said it allowed “…Mae West to shock and delight once again."