Other Desert Cities
by Jon Robin Baitz
The play follows Brooke Wyeth as she 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 do not want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.
“The people that playwright Baitz creates are conflicted - lovingly cruel, depressingly hopeful, happily woeful. He captures the dynamics and range of feelings that families have for one another as few writers can. These characters are not heroes or villains - they're just people. Pieces like “Other Desert Cities” remind us that we are all going through our own private battles- that life is a struggle for our own truth, but that truth comes at a price”, said their director, Wierzbicki.
Producer, Eileen Johnston of Springfield added,” ths is a play that everyone can relate to in one way or another. Within our own family dynamics we have all felt our story should be heard, or not heard, as we wish”
|Production Coordinator||Steffi Denmark|
|Stage Manager||Andrea Sickler|
|Set Design||Roy Pancirov|
|Costume Design||Beverly Wand|
|Lighting Design||Richard Hennessy|
|Sound Design||Joe DeVico|
|Props and Set Decoration||Kate Pierce|
|Props and Set Decoration||Tish Lum|