London’s Old Vic Theatre is to host the U.K. premiere of Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities, with performances commencing on 13th March before Opening Night on 24th March, and booking through to 24th May. Other Desert Cities will also be the first in a season of productions to be presented in-the-round at the Old Vic.
Other Desert Cities premiered at Off-Broadway’s Mitzi Newhouse Theater under the auspices of Lincoln Center in 2011, before subsequently transferring to Broadway’s Booth Theatre later that year. The play was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play and also a Pulitzer finalist. The play was originally directed by Joe Mantello. This new production of Other Desert Cities will be directed by Lindsay Posner.
The play is described as “a fierce and funny drama deftly exploring family politics, love, loss and redemption.”
Brooke Wyeth returns to the family home in Palm Springs for the first time in six years with some incendiary news for her Republican parents Polly and Lyman, her brother Trip and her recovering alcoholic aunt Silda. She is about to publish a memoir about her family, exposing a pivotal moment in their painful and explosive past, her actions threatening to push fractured family relations to a point beyond repair.
Baitz’s previous plays include The Substance of Fire, A Fair Country, Ten Unknowns, The Paris Letter, The Film Society, Mizlansky/Zilansky and Three Hotels.
The production is to be designed by Robert Innes Hopkins, together with lighting by Peter Mumford and music by Michael Bruce.
Casting to be announced.
Show details and bookings :
Tuesday 7th January 2014