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A little theater with a big heart!

Morongo Valley's Groves Cabin Theatre Launches Fundraising Drive

Iconic High Desert venue requests community support as it readies for exciting 2022-23 return season

MORONGO VALLEY, Calif. — Following a three-year hiatus brought on by the pandemic, Groves Cabin Theatre is seeking a helping financial hand as it prepares for its awaited resumption of operation — and its return to offering high-quality live theatre for the community, High Desert and Greater Palm Springs region — this fall.

The extended closure was harsh on the property and structure housing the intimate, 20-seat performance space. The building was broken into and vandalized, and part of a lar

empty lot where trailer use to be
The space where the prop trailer use to be

ge tamarisk tree split off and damaged the roof. Vermin further damaged the exposed interior. In addition, an outdoor storage shed collapsed and, most regrettably, a trailer containing costumes and props was stolen.

Overwhelmed by the resulting challenges, Groves Cabin cofounder Joy Groves has ceded the task of restoration to longtime supporter and award-winning local theatre actor-director Abe Daniels, whom she has named artistic director of the venue.

“We want to continue following Joy’s extraordinary example of providing a quality theatre experience for all patrons, and to showcase both professional and local talent,” said Daniels, who also is the proprietor and caretaker of Wind Walkers Medicine Wheel, a performance and Native American ceremonial venue in nearby Joshua Tree. “The inside of the Cabin needs to be repaired and generally freshened up, and we must replace our modest inventory of costumes and props. The funds raised will be applied directly to these repairs and replacements. Any donation will be deeply appreciated.”

With the venue now operating under a nonprofit foundation, all donations are tax deductible. Donations can be made by visiting and entering Groves Cabin Theatre in the search line.

Or you can hit this link to connect directly to the fundraiser.

Founded by Joy and Bill Groves in the mid-1980s, Groves Cabin Theatre has presented many critically acclaimed and multi-honored productions over the years, including STRANGE SNOW, AMERICAN BUFFALO, THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT, THE WEIR, THE SEAHORSE, THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE, GEORGIA O’KEEFE and SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER. Plays already announced for the upcoming season are THE DEATH OF BESSIE SMITH, by Edward Albee; THE MARRIAGE PLAY, by Edward Albee; THE SUNSET LIMITED, by Cormac Mc McCarthy; and COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA, by William Inge.

Groves Cabin Theatre is located in a beautiful desert hillside setting just 30 minutes north of Palm Springs. For more information, please contact Abe Daniels at 626.233.4768 or


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