Photos by Joan Marcus
2 hours, 20 minutes (with a 15-minute intermission)
The Writer Gets the Final Word
Winner of the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play: Judith Light
Winner of the Drama League Award for Distinguished Play!
Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play: Judith Light
In Jon Robin Baitz's OTHER DESERT CITIES, Brooke Wyeth (Elizabeth Marvel) returns home to Palm Springs after a six year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents (Stockard Channing and Stacy Keach), her brother (Thomas Sadoski), and her aunt (Judith Light). 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 premiered at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater in 2010, where it played to sold-out houses during its limited engagement run. It was named Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play by the Outer Critics Circle. The Broadway production was again directed by Joe Mantello, fresh from the stage of The Normal Heart.
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