Center Theatre Group - L.A.'s Theatre Company
Nov 28 - Jan 6, 2013
Mark Taper Forumat the Music Center downtown Los Angeles
135 N. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012 Directions and Parking
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Tues., Dec. 11, 2012Tues., Dec. 18, 2012Sun. matinee, - Dec., 30, 2012
Recommended for children age 16+Alcoholism, suicide and mental health issues
Children 6 and under who may cry or fidget are never admitted.
CTG Show Guide for Parents
But American plays which do more than merely flirt with politics are scarce, and those attempting to meld the personal and political, like Jon Robin Baitz's Pulitzer finalist "Other Desert Cities," are rarest of all. The combination of complex characters, thoughtful conflicts and outstanding acting makes Robert Egan's Taper production an absorbing, healing point of light during our chilly winter solstice.”
- Bob Verini, Variety
- New York Daily News
It’s Christmas Eve in Palm Springs when Brooke presents her Reagan-adjacent parents with a tell-all confessional novel that turbo-charges the holidays and the Wyeth family dynamic with ever-shifting alliances and politics.
Pulitzer Prize-finalist Jon Robin Baitz’s smart new play of high drama, serious laughter and repartee that dazzles and decimates was one of the hottest tickets on Broadway last season.
Set in the desert playground so familiar to Southern Californians, Other Desert Cities will seem right at home on the Taper stage when former Taper Producing Director Robert Egan (Closer, Arcadia) continues his longtime collaboration with Baitz (in Los Angeles, Film Society and Ten Unknowns).
- The New York Times
Feature Article from The Orange County Register, Nov. 30, 2012
By PAUL HODGINS / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
American filmmakers have long been attracted to politics. From "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" and "All the King's Men" to "Wag the Dog" and "Milk," movie directors and screenwriters have found fertile material in the turmoil of the political arena. Of Often they tackle their subjects head on, preferring facts and history to metaphor and fiction.
This country's playwrights, on the other hand, have no such track record. Plays such as "Angels in America" and "The Laramie Project" are imbued with politics but not driven exclusively by them at the thematic level. More online at Orange County Register
JoBeth Williams talks with Steve Edwards about “Other Desert Cities” on FOXTV’s “Good Day L.A.”
Playwright Jon Robin Baitz talks about setting his new play in Southern California's "beautiful and unknowable" desert locale.