Other Desert Cities

2018-2019 SEASON


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”

The Cast

Role Actor
Brooke Wyeth Adriana Spizuoco
Polly Wyeth Lynn Langone
Lyman Wyeth David Romankow
Silda Grauman Terri Sturtevant
Trip Wyeth Scott Tyler

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Production Team

Production Role
Producer Eileen Johnston
Director Jonathan Wierzbicki
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 Letitia Lum