Playhouse’s award-winning Reader’s Theater Series presents ADDRESS UNKNOWN JAN 18 & 19

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JOSHUA TREE, CA — The award-winning Hi-Desert Playhouse will perform its second production of its acclaimed Reader’s Theater Series with a powerful stage adaption of ADDRESS UNKNOWN this Friday and Saturday, January 18 & 19, at 7:30 pm.  Telling the story of two best friends during the turbulent times leading up to World War II, ADDRESS UNKNOWN is directed by and will star award-winning actors Barry Cutler and Derrik Lewis.  This special live theater production will be performed at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s state-of-the-art Blak Box Theater in Joshua Tree. 

ADDRESS UNKNOWN is the story of two friends who are torn apart when the Nazi regime infiltrates their friendship and families to devastating effect.  With riveting performances by the accomplished Cutler and Lewis, the friendship between two men is explored through the letters they write to each other.  First adapted for the stage in 2004 by Frank Dunlop, this two-hander based on Katherine Kressmann Taylor’s 1938 best-selling book has the twisty excitement of a psychological thriller.

Where directors, playwrights, and actors rehearse and present exceptional reader’s theater, the Playhouse’s Reader’s Theater Series showcases superb acting talent in a professional setting with an intent to create thoughtful discussion and social community for live theater actors and enthusiasts.

ADDRESS UNKNOWN has a suggested rating of PG-13 and no children under age 5 are admitted.  Elite seating tickets are $18 and General admission tickets are only $12.  All tickets include one drink ticket.  A cash bar is also available.

To purchase tickets or for more information on the Hi-Desert Playhouse, visit, call 760.366.3777, email, or visit the Hi-Desert Cultural Center Box Office in person weekdays from 1-5 pm at 61231 CA-62 in Joshua Tree.  The Hi-Desert Playhouse is a program of Hi-Desert Cultural Center, a GuideStar “Gold Status” non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that serves as the regional visual and performing arts organization and arts agency for the communities of Joshua Tree National Park.



With its multi-venue performing and visual arts centers located in Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley, California, the Hi-Desert Cultural Center (HDCC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation (Federal Tax ID# 23-7425816) that has been serving as the regional performing and visual arts organization and arts agency for the gateway communities of Joshua Tree National Park for more than 50 years.  The Cultural Center owns and operates its own performance venues and facilities and produces award-winning community and professional live theater, concerts, art exhibits and galleries, festivals, the Joshua Tree Philharmonic symphony orchestra, a master chorus, an artist residency for veterans, an extensive educational arts and technology academy program for youth and adults, and more.  The Cultural Center is the largest and oldest non-profit arts organization in the region with several million dollars in assets, employing over 30 full-time and part-time employees, and with an annual budget exceeding half-a-million dollars.  Having achieved GuideStar Gold status and recognized as an organization of artistic excellence by the National Endowment for the Arts, it instructs over 700 adults and youth weekly and operates a significant financial aid and scholarship program so that no children are turned away from programs due to their socioeconomic situation.  Learn more at:


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!