Other Desert Cities

February 09 - March 24, 2013 on the McGuire Proscenium Stage
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The Guthrie presents Other Desert Cities, a riveting new play by the creator of TV's hit drama "Brothers & Sisters." Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs to celebrate Christmas with her parents, brother and aunt. But when she announces her plans to publish a memoir, a crucial event in the family's history is brought to light, and a surprising twist is revealed. Featuring Guthrie favorites Sally Wingert, Michelle Barber and David Anthony Brinkley, Other Desert Cities is a searing comedy with banter that dazzles and decimates, making it one of the most satisfying grown-up plays of the decade.

 

Run time: 2 hours 10 minutes including one intermission

 

Cast

                Silda Grauman
Michelle Barber
Lyman Wyeth
David Anthony Brinkley
Trip Wyeth
Christian Conn
Brooke Wyeth
Kelly McAndrew
Polly Wyeth
Sally Wingert

Artistic Staff

Director
Peter Rothstein
Set Designer
James Youmans
Costume Designer
Rich Hamson
Lighting Designer
Paul Whitaker
Sound Designer
Scott W. Edwards
Dramaturg
Jo Holcomb
Voice and Dialect Coach
Lucinda Holshue
Movement
Marcela Lorca
Stage Manager
Chris A. Code
Assistant Stage Manager
Michele Harms
Assistant Director
Joseph Stodola


Photos

Other Desert Cities production photo
Other Desert Cities production photo
Other Desert Cities production photo
Other Desert Cities production photo
Other Desert Cities production photo
production photos by Michael Brosilow

Video

Twin Cities Live: Sally Wingert talk about Other Desert Cities, tours the set and visits Sea Change.
WCCO
: Q&A with Sally Wingert of Other Desert Cities on Curiocity segment

 

Radio

MPR Art Hounds: "magnificent Southern California set, funny repartee and heated drama"

Print

reviews

Star Tribune: 'Other Desert Cities' returns to great American family drama
Pioneer Press: Sally Wingert is masterly as matriarch
HowWastheShow.com: 'Other Desert Cities' at the Guthrie
MinnPost: "explosive, sometimes shocking, often very funny family drama."
AisleSay Twin Cities: "cunningly crafted family drama"

features

Star Tribune: Politically charged drama 'Other Desert Cities' Opens Friday

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