Playmakers, Inc. Community Theater presents Other Desert Cities by John Robin Baites, onstage October 25 to November 10, 2019.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students, on sale September 25 at http://playmakersinc.com. Performances are 8:00 PM Fridays and Saturdays and 2:00 PM Sundays.
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 all to cross it. Sizzling with comedy, drama and family history, this is a must-see for Playmakers audiences as well as avid theatre-goers.
"The most richly enjoyable new play for grown-ups that New York has known in many seasons…In his most fully realized play to date, Mr. Baitz makes sure our sympathies keep shifting among the members of the wounded family portrayed here. Every one of them emerges as selfish, loving, cruel, compassionate, irritating, charming and just possibly heroic…leaves you feeling both moved and gratifyingly sated." —NY Times.
"Astutely drawn…juicy and surprising." —NY Daily News.
"Spending time with these messed-up, complicated people is a genuine pleasure." —NY Post.
"Power, passion, and superbly crafted palaver stippled with blowdarts of wit—this is what Baitz does best." —New York Magazine
Sharply acted with the incredible talents of Anysia Genre, Anne Pourciau, Ladson Poole, Allen Bryant and Arden Dufilho, Other Desert Cities is sure to be the show that makes you leave the theatre with a new-found respect for family and love and the depths found within those dynamics.
Directed by Shannon Williams with the multi-talented production team of Ashley Campbell, Evette Randolph, Connor Loar, Jeff Dean, Justin Lapeyrouse and Aaron Genre, Cities crackles with beauty and energy, and asks the all-important question: In a family with secrets, who owns those secrets?
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Located approximately 4 miles north of Covington at 19106 Playmakers Rd., off Hwy. 437/ N. Lee Rd. At Playmakers Rd., turn left and follow through the San Souci Forest to the end of the road. You will be directed where to park.
Playmakers, Inc. is a 501(C)3 organization founded in 1955. It is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and as administered by St. Tammany Parish. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.