Desert Swing

 

 

Act 2 of Harold and Enid's Palm Springs Opera, picks up their story from where it was left at the end of Desert Blues.
It is Palm Springs, California in 1958.
 
Harold Abelstein is fighting to hold on to his passion for R&B while being assaulted by county and western music, settling into a new high school, as well as Palm Springs cowboy life and living with his Aunt Enid.
 
Enid, cut off by Archie, her St. Louis sugar daddy, is struggling to survive impending poverty, Harold, an affair with Big Earl and the enmity of his ailing mother, Maybelle, who has a poisonous hatred for her, Harold and John Steinbeck, the latter who she figures must also be a Jewish person.

 

Act 2 of the Palm Springs Opera trilogy including: