Frances Allen’s Desert Roundup—CVRep Celebrates Success With Varied July Offerings | BH Courier

Frances Allen’s Desert Roundup—CVRep Celebrates Success With Varied July Offerings

Posted: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 – 12:54 PM

It’s hard to believe that after two weather-breaking summers spent in Desert temperatures higher than most people’s I.Q., there is a renaissance under way in the Valley, with golf courses making way for home sites and real-estate developments.

What makes this shift in local property development even more remarkable is that real-estate booms in the Palm Springs area have been going on for more than a century-and-a-half, with early boomers transported to the Desert on special trains, thoughtfully provided by the Southern Pacific Railroad, owner of a good portion of the Desert acreage up for sale.

Not all growth is bad. It can make way for an improved qualified of life for “snowbirds” and permanent residents, alike. For example, take the success of the Coachella Valley Repertory (CVRep) theater. CVRep is a nonprofit professional theatre company, and the only such theater in the Coachella Valley that has Small Professional Theatre stature with Actor’s Equity.

CVRep is an educational, dramatic and musical theatre organization with a mission of presenting thought-provoking innovative theater of substance.

CVRep takes its mission seriously by bringing professional theatre to the Desert on a weekly basis throughout the summer at The Atrium in Rancho Mirage.

Offering a broad selection of performances and performers, here’s a sampling of what’s coming in July:

Leslie Trinnaro Sings The Songs Of Lerner And Loewe, Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, July 16 (2 p.m.), Tickets: $30.

 • Actress Kres Mersky performs The Life and Times Of A. Einstein. Friday and Saturday, July 21 and 22 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, July 23 (2 p.m.). Tickets: $30.  Written by Mersky and directed by Paul Gersten, the one-woman play covers a day in the life of Albert Einstein as seen through the eyes of his secretary.

 • A classical music series features the Noble Trio on Tuesday, July 25 (7 p.m.). Tickets: $25

Call 760-296-2966 or visit for more information.