Acting Powerhouses in "Other Desert Cities"
Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her wealthy, conservative 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. With humor and poignant honesty, the truth behind memories and family stories is discovered.
This Pulitzer Prize finalist for Drama was written by Jon Robin Baitz, and premiered in 2011 with a stellar New York cast.? Since then, it has been playing in regional theatres across the country, enchanting audiences with both laughter and tears.
“This is a script that I could not put down once I started it,” said Director Peggy Metzger.? “The characters are so beautifully written, and the story kept surprising me.? And then to get such phenomenal actors in the cast….I am thrilled!”
The powerhouse cast includes RC actors Bernadette Cheyne, Cassandra Hesseltine, Lincoln Mitchell and Lynne Wells, as well as newcomer Charlie Heinberg.? Scenography (scenic, lighting and costume design) is by Lynnie Horrigan.? Sound design is by Jon Turney, with Technical Direction by Liz Uhazy. Justin Takata stage manages.
Other Desert Cities previews on Thursday and Friday October 30th?and 31st,with $10 tickets, and opening night with Gala reception is Saturday, November 1st, with tickets at $20. Performances continue Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights through November 22nd. ???Cheap date Thursdays on November 6th, 13th, and 20th, two tickets for $20.? A 2pm Sunday Matinees take place on November 16th, with tickets at $15.? Ticket price on Friday and Saturday (except Gala) nights is $15.
Redwood Curtain is at 220 First Street (between C and D) in Old Town, Eureka.? Main entrance is through Snug Alley.
As the theatre is intimate with only 80 seats, reservations are highly recommended, and there is no late seating.? Evening performances begin promptly at 8pm, Sunday matinees at 2pm.
Tickets can be purchased securely online at www.yd8013.com.? ?To reserve tickets, email email@example.com or call 443-7688.