Playhouse opens acclaimed writer/director Steve Stajich’s new interactive theatrical production AUTO PARTS

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Written & Directed by Steve Stajich

MAR 18 & 19 @ 7PM
TICKETS: $15-$24
No-Host Bar.

JOSHUA TREE — The Hi-Desert Playhouse opens its seventh season production this weekend as highly acclaimed writer/director Steve Stajich returns to the Hi-Desert Cultural Center stage with his uniquely original new play AUTO PARTS.  This professional-quality production also features an all-star cast.  Heralded as a “Prime Pick!” (Pasadena Weekly) with “richly memorable characters which will cling to you even once the show ends” (Frances Baum Nicholson, Stage Struck Review), AUTO PARTS is one play written in four parts where the audience gets to decide on the performance sequence.  With series writing credits including Reba (WB), This Just In (ABC), Politically Incorrect (Comedy Central), and Dennis Miller (Tribune), Stajich’s new play probes the inherent intimacy of conversations inside of cars.  There are elements of love, longing, theft, failure, sex, marriage, infidelity, and of course…murder!  With a suggested rating of PG-13 for some adult language and situations, AUTO PARTS will play one-weekend only March 18 and 19 at 7pm at the Center’s Blak Box Theater.  A cash bar and complimentary refreshments are available at all performances.

Featuring a phenomenal cast of distinguished TV and stage actors, AUTO PARTS’ ensemble includes Trevor Anthony (Modern FamilyGrey’s Anatomy), Frank Noon (RoadhouseSeinfeldSons of AnarchyBasketsAngie Tribeca), Tammie Smalls (Second City LAiO WestBig Breakin’), Kate Kelly (Ruskin Group Theatre, Diagnosis: Dead or AliveKiller Kids), John J. Malone (Harvard/Radcliffe Dramatic Club), Leo Mancini (Off Broadway Siddown! Conversation with the Mob), and Angela Stern (Game of SconesLUKE).

Tickets for AUTO PARTS are $15-$24 and may be purchased online at, by visiting the Hi-Desert Cultural Center Box Office in person Monday through Friday from 1-5pm, or by calling the Box Office at 760.366.3777 from 9am – 5pm.  The Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s multi-theater complex is located at 61231 Hwy 62 in Joshua Tree, CA.  The Hi-Desert Playhouse is the theatrical division of the Hi-Desert Cultural Center and is led by that division’s Artistic Director, Howard Shangraw.  AUTO PARTS is presented in partnership with PT Projects.


GREAT NEWS FOR SEASON PACKAGE TICKET HOLDERS! Should your schedule change and you find yourself needing to attend a performance on a different date — if you give the Box Office at least 48 hours notice prior to your ticketed performance, management will attempt to exchange your ticket for a different performance of the same show!