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Pass Area Performing Artists (PAPA)

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By Jon Robin Baitz
Directed by Julie Labagnara

The play's name refers to a city guide sign on eastbound Interstate 10, which indicates that the freeway is headed towards Indio, California and "other Desert Cities" (the Coachella Valley.)  The play's events occur around the Christmas 2004 holiday, when the family of Polly and Lyman Wyeth gather in Palm Springs, California.

"The most richly enjoyable new play for grown-ups that New York has known in many seasons…In his most fully realized play to date, Mr. Baitz makes sure our sympathies keep shifting among the members of the wounded family portrayed here. Every one of them emerges as selfish, loving, cruel, compassionate, irritating, charming and just  possibly heroic…leaves you feeling both moved and gratifyingly sated." — NY Times.

"Astutely drawn…juicy and surprising." — NY Daily News. "Spending time with these messed-up, complicated people is a genuine pleasure." — NY Post. "Power, passion, and superbly crafted palaver stippled with blow darts of wit—this is what Baitz does best." — New York Magazine.

Thursday and Friday February 4 & 5, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Saturday February 6, 2016 at 3 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, February 12, & 13, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.
Sunday, Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Dinner Show

Tickets:, PayPal or 951-769-0383
Regular shows $12.00
Dinner show $25.00

PAPA Theater, 175 W Hays St. Banning, CA 92220


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PAPA invites you to enjoy the remainder of our season.

For details on any production, please call (951) 769-0383.

Call for Directors

PAPA is interviewing directors for productions to be selected for its 2015 season. The selected directors may bring his/her own property to produce. Generous production stipend.

Contact PAPA at (951) 769-0383 or


Slide show from our previous performances


The Cultural Alliance is proud to present the Pass Area Performing Artists

Established in 2007, the goal of this community performing arts theatre group is to provide affordable live entertainment to San Gorgonio Pass area residents by utilizing and developing our diverse local talent. Productions are offered at minimal cost to the public.

PAPA has brought productions of children’s light opera, a talent show highlighting many gifted local performers, an original holiday play and a production of classics such as “Our Town” and “Harvey” to the Pass Area.

We are always looking for new members who are interested in all aspects of theatre and theatrical production. Membership is just $25 per year.

Benefits of membership

  • Meet great people and provide quality community theatre
  • Annual Christmas Party
  • Discounted rates on Alliance and PAPA activities (i.e., acting classes, art gallery)
  • First auditions for every production
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Members belong to one sub-committee and assist on main stage productions in one of the following areas:
               Publicity, Marketing, Graphic Design Box Office
               Set – construction, painting, dressing
               Props & Costumes
               Stage Managing, stage hand
               Front of house (ticket, concession, usher)
               Tech (lights, sound, curtains)
               Performance (performer, director, music, etc.)

For more information on becoming a member of PAPA, please call (951) 769-0383. Come to PAPA!






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