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Other Desert Cities (play)

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  • Hartford's 'Water By The Spoonful' Opens Off-Broadway

    Is it possible to fall in love with all the characters in a play, even those who see themselves as less-than-worthy members of the human race? And then, after more than a year, fall in love with them all over again? That's what happened to me with...
  • A family's well-kept secrets unspool in the desert

    A family's well-kept secrets unspool in the desert
    Any writer knows the temptation of using one's family for material. They're immediate and present. Their influence is intense and fundamental. Writers usually justify the act on the grounds of authorial honesty: Since the issues in one's life are forged,...
  • As playwrights age, so do perspectives

    As playwrights age, so do perspectives
    In his younger days, playwright Jon Robin Baitz was known for his angry young characters, usually in conflict with stubborn members of the older generation. Those bristling, indignant, furious youth fill such plays as "A Fair Country" (produced in Chicago...
  • Review: Ties bind even as brickbats fly in 'Other Desert Cities'

    Review: Ties bind even as brickbats fly in 'Other Desert Cities'
    If like me you come from a mixed family, meaning there are conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats boisterously hashing out their differences at the holiday table, you'll have an easy time recognizing the Wyeth clan gathered to celebrate...
  • Michael Hainey book raises questions about truth versus family

    Michael Hainey book raises questions about truth versus family
    Say you had a family secret. A juicy one. The kind that speaks volumes about families. And you wrote a book about it. But your family hates the book. Or, at the very least, potentially feels embarrassment from it. Would you still release that book?...
  • 1st year on Church Street gives Mad Cow Theatre a boost

    1st year on Church Street gives Mad Cow Theatre a boost
    After a year in its new complex on Church Street, Mad Cow Theatre feels right at home. "What we've learned is there are a lot of people right here at our doorstep who are excited about having the theater here," says executive director Mitzi Maxwell....
  • Mad Cow Theatre opens season with 'Other Desert Cities'

    Mad Cow Theatre opens season with 'Other Desert Cities'
      Mad Cow Theatre will open its 17th season with "Other Desert Cities," a 2011 critically acclaimed play by Jon Robin Baitz, who created television's "Brothers and Sisters" and has written for "The West Wing" and "Alias." Fans of "Brothers and...
  • Theater review: 'Other Desert Cities' from Mad Cow Theatre

     Theater review: 'Other Desert Cities' from Mad Cow Theatre
    Politics, family, Christmas. For many, this would be a toxic mix. For the Wyeths of Palm Springs there's an added complication: Daughter Brooke has written a memoir that will shine new light on an old family scandal. That scandal involves Brooke's...
  • Mad Cow Theatre announces 2013-14 season

    Mad Cow Theatre announces 2013-14 season
    Mad Cow Theatre's 17th season will include recent Broadway hits "Venus in Fur" and "Other Desert Cities," as well as classics, including Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and the 1970s rock musical "Hair." The annual Orlando Cabaret Festival...
  • Set Designer Creates Maze Magic For 'Twelfth Night' At Hartford Stage

    Set Designer Creates Maze Magic For 'Twelfth Night' At Hartford Stage
    For set designer Alexander Dodge, it often starts with an image. In the case of the visual inspiration of Hartford Stage's production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," it was the suggestion of a garden maze by director Darko Tresnjak. The result is...
  • Truth and other family issues in 'Desert Cities'

    Truth and other family issues in 'Desert Cities'
    In Jon Robin Baitz's compelling new play "Other Desert Cities," a powerful but troubled and secretive West Coast political family named the Wyeths is not much at home in the arid, infertile and generally parched deserts of the American West. This is not...