Other Desert Cities
Black Swan State Theatre Company
Art, Entertainment, Theatre
Black Swan State Theatre Company & Queensland Theatre Company present
Other Desert Cities
by Jon Robin Baitz
20 July – 04 August 2013
After a six-year absence, Brooke returns to her parents’ home in Palm Springs, California, with a bombshell. She is about to publish a memoir about a terrible event in her family’s past, a tragedy that her parents do not want to remember.
Brooke has come home to draw a line in the sand and is daring her family to cross it. Her brother won’t play her game; her aunt knows way too much and her parents fall into all their old routines as they plead with her to keep their story quiet. In this family, secrets are currency and everyone is rich.
Other Desert Cities is about a girl who comes home with a story about where she is from, who her people really are, what she thinks they really are. Her parents represent an Establishment that she feels has betrayed her country. She goes to war with them and blood is spilled.
Nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Play (2012). Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama (2012).
“A winner . . . funny and fierce, invigorating and intelligent.” Daily News
“Baitz’s script sparkles with a deep understanding of the turmoil boiling beneath the surface of his characters and it is chockfull of wonderful lines.” Associated Press
Venue: Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA
Director: Kate Cherry
Cast Includes: Janet Andrewartha, Conrad Coleby, Robert Coleby, Rebecca Davis, Vivienne Garrett
Duration: Approx. 2 hrs 15 mins [incl. interval]
Warning: Coarse language, adult themes, smoking & drug use.
Tickets: Standard $69.50 / Concession $54.50 / Preview $52.50 / Student $29.50 / Student Rush
$24.50 / Family (2 Adults & 2 children) $158.00 / Groups of 8+ $53.50
Bookings: Ticketek, ph 1300 795 012, ph 1300 364 001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, website http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=OTHERDES13
More info: www.bsstc.com.au/whats-on/other-desert-cities/