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Closed June 17, 2012

A smart, juicy, gorgeously written play that knows individual psychology as keenly as it understands the world around it.


Why See Other Desert Cities?

In Other Desert Cities, Brooke Wyeth (Rachel Griffiths) returns home to Palm Springs after a six year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents (Stockard Channing and Stacy Keach), her brother (Thomas Sadoski), and her aunt (Judith Light).

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.

Other Desert Cities was named Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play by the Outer Critics Circle. And, Thomas Sadoski was named Outstanding Featured Actor by the Lucille Lortel Awards and received an Obie Award for his performance.

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Previews from: 12 October 2011

Opening night: 3 November 2011

Run time

2 hours and 15 minutes, which includes a 15 minute intermission

Cast and Creative


Stockard Channing as Polly Wyeth
Rachel Griffiths as Brooke
Stacy Keach as Lyman Wyeth
Judith Light as Silda Grauman
Justin Kirk as Trip Wyeth


Author - Jon Robin Baitz
Director - Joe Mantello
Set Design - John Lee Beatty
Costume Design - David Zinn
Lighting Design - Kenneth Posner
Sound Design - Jill BC Du Boff
Original Music - Justin Ellington




Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Judith Light

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