The Old Opera House Presents:
Other Desert Cities By Jon Robin Baitz
February 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 2017
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.
Other Desert Cities was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize
for Drama. “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 “Astutely drawn…juicy and surprising.”
–NY Daily News “Spending time with these messed-up, complicated people is a genuine pleasure.”
–NY Post Director DC Cathro has assembled some of the area’s
finest actors to bring this drama to the Old Opera House stage,
including Charles Boyce, Christine Brewer, John Glymph, Amy Hebb, and Melissa Powell.
Show times and ticket prices:
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sunday matinees at 2:30pm : $22.00 Adults | $19.00 for Seniors 65+, Military & Students (18-25)
Due to strong adult content, this show is not recommended for children.