Other Desert Cities
by Wimberley Players
Nov. 13 - Dec. 06, 2015
Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family's history—a wound they don't want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.
Finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this show centers on family secrets. When novelist Brooke Wyeth returns home for Christmas after a six-year absence, she announces that she will soon publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal event in the family's history -- creating havoc, as her brother, aunt and parents react from their own perspectives.
Presented by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service, Inc.
Directed by Tracy Arnold
Produced by Kay Allison, Terri Burney-Bisett, and Teresa Kendrick
Executive Producer – Adam Witko
Shelby Miller (Brooke Wyeth, daughter)
Whitney Marlett (Polly Wyeth, mother)
James Springer (Trip Wyeth, son)
Jose Shenkner (Lyman Wyeth, father)
Cinda Donovan (Silda Grauman, Polly's sister)
Stage Manager – Gwen Balboa
Assistant Stage Mgr. & Asst. Director
Set Design – Carroll Dolezal
Costume Design – Kathy Maldonado
Sound Design – Maeann Ross
Lighting Design –Katie Nguyen
Click for audio feature 'Arts Eclectic' by Michael Lee at KUT-FM (2 min.)
"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.
"Spending time with these messed-up, complicated people is a genuine pleasure." —NY Post.
OTHER DESERT CITIES
by Jon Robin Baitz
Originally Produced by Lincoln Center Theatre, New York City, 2010
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November 13 - December 06, 2015
450 Old Kyle Road
Wimberley, TX, 78676
November 13 to December 6, 2015
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:30 pm
With performances through the Thanksgiving weekend
Tickets $19 (opening night $21); students with ID, $12.