“Other Desert Cities” Q&A with Actor Cassandra Hesseltine
Welcome to another installment of Q&A featuring the cast and crew of Redwood Curtain’s production of?Other Desert Cities by Jon?Robin Baitz.
About?Other Desert Cities
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.? In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them to cross it.
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Q: When were you last on the RCT stage?
The Pitman Painters.
Q:?What character do you play in?Other Desert Cities??Tell us about her?
Brooke, and what can I tell you? There are some things I’m sworn to secrecy on. I’ve come home for Christmas and I’ve written a book.
Q:?What attracted you to do this show?
Peggy’s directing. She was my first director at HSU 23 years ago, when I was a freshman in college doing Extremities. I do love working with her. I wanted to be in this show because it’s full of surprises and it’s real family dynamics where we have our own perspective and versions on what happened.
Q:?What do you hope audiences come away with at the end of the show?
First, I hope they had an entertaining evening. Second, if they want to go deeper than that, I hope we give them a reminder of how they take part in relationships and that they should consider there’s always more to a story.