Other Desert Cities Smartly Examines Family, Politics
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Outstanding play. I usually don't like to see plays that just rehash typical family drama, but this one was remarkably well written. Great set and great theater to see it. Acting was good overall but I saw it opening night and there were still moments when a couple of the actors stumbled a little with their lines. Those kinks should be worked out soon though.
Hidden secrets are unearthed and family tensions fly high in Pulitzer Prize nominee Jon Robin Baitz’s contemporary family drama Other Desert Cities, hailed by The New York Times as “the best new play on Broadway” in 2011. Helen Hayes Award winner and former Arena Stage Associate Artistic Director Kyle Donnelly returns to direct the D.C.-area premiere of the show with a cast that features Tony Award nominee and two-time Helen Hayes Award winner Helen Carey (Mary Tyrone in Arena Stage’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Broadway’s Hedda Gabler) as matriarch Polly Wyeth and two-time Tony Award nominee Larry Bryggman (Broadway’s Harvey, CBS’s As the World Turns) as patriarch Lyman Wyeth. Rounding out the cast are Emily Donahoe (Broadway’s 33 Variations) as daughter Brooke Wyeth, Scott Drummond (Cherry Lane Theatre’s A Perfect Future) as son Trip Wyeth and Martha Hackett (Pacific Resident Theatre’s Nora) as their Aunt Silda Grauman.