In Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities, "Brooke Wyeth" comes home for Christmas for the first time in six year to see her family in Palm Springs. When "Brooke" announces she is set to publish a memoir full of her family's dirty laundry and painful past, her family is shocked and hurt. Sides are taken and Brooke draws a line in the sand, daring her parents and aunt to cross it.
This original Broadway production began Previews on October 12, 2011, and officially opened on November 3, 2011. Helmed by Wicked director Joe Mantello, this show is funny and biting in dealing with family relationships. Not for kids, the atmosphere and language may be more appropriate for older teens.
The cast includes Elizabeth Marvel as "Brooke Wyeth" with Tony Award winner Stockard Channing and Stacy Keach as her parents "Polly" and "Lyman," respectively. Thomas Sadoski appears as "Brooke's" reality TV show creator brother, "Trip," and Tony Award nominee Judith Light as her alcoholic aunt, "Slida." Rounding out the cast are Rachel Griffiths, Justin Kirk, Lauren Klein, and Matthew Risch.
Other Desert Cities won the Drama League Award for Distinguished Play and was nominated for five Tony Awards. The 2012 Tony Awards nominations included Best Play for Jon Robin Baitz, Best Actress for Tony winner Stockard Channing, Best Actress in a Featured Role for Judith Light, who was nominated for a 2011 Tony Award.
The production team also includes Costume Designer David Zinn and Sound Designer Jill BC DuBoff.
A Lincoln Center Theatre production, Other Desert Cities plays eight shows per week at the Booth Theatre, located at 222 West 45th Street. The production runs 2 hours, 20 minutes with a 15-minute intermission.
For more information on performance schedule and tickets, visit the show's page on the Lincoln Center Theatre's website.