OTHER DESERT CITIES by Jon Robin Baitz

Directed by M. Carl Kaufman

Nov 8-17
Barnard Town Hall

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.

“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.

Our cast:

Abigail Bower – Brook Wyeth

Darby Hiebert – Polly Wyeth

Will Giblin – Lyman Wyeth

Beata Randall – Silda Grauman

Erik GaetzTrip Wyeth