OTHER DESERT CITIES by Jon Robin Baitz

Directed by M. Carl Kaufman

Audition Dates:

Wednesday, June 5th & Thursday, June 6th, 6:30-9pm

Possible callbacks, Sunday, June 9th, 3-5pm

Audition location:

First Universalist Church, 6211 Rt 12, Barnard, VT

PERFORMANCE DATES:  Nov 8-17

PERFORMANCE LOCATION:  Barnard Town Hall

REHEARSALS BEGIN: Early September

Synopsis

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—as a way of helping herself heal from the tragedy still haunting her. Her bold attempt to confront her family, however, unravels as she stands in their company.

“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.

ROLES:

Brooke Wyeth, female 40’s

Polly Wyeth, female 60’s

Lyman Wyeth, male 60’s

Trip Wyeth, male 30’s

Silda Grauman, female late 50’s – early 60’s

Auditions will consist of readings from the script and all are welcome to attend.  No appointment needed.  For a copy of the play or other information please contact the director at mcarlkaufman@gmail.com