The Piedmont Players Present

Jon Robin Baitz's "Other Desert Cities"

February 26th through March 6th


February 26th through March 6th

Performances - Friday, Saturday & Sunday

(Fri 2/26 & Sat 2/27 @ 8pm, Sun 2/28 @ 7 PM, Fri Mar 4 & Sat Mar 5 @ 8pm
and Sun Mar 6 @ 2pm & 7pm)

 Piedmont Center for the Arts


Other Desert Cities tells the story of the fictional Wyeth family — a clan led at the top by a mother and father highly regarded in old Hollywood circles and admired by Republicans for their service to and friendship with Ronald and Nancy Reagan in their heyday. The play explores the dark family secrets that threaten to destroy external and internal perceptions about the life the members lead.

Family drama is well-traversed territory, but Baitz has laced the story with humor and wit, political commentary (setting it in 2004 after the Iraq War is underway), sharp dialogue and an affecting premise: the grown daughter, Brooke, a writer who has suffered a nervous breakdown, has just written a memoir about her life, her parents and their role in the tragic loss of her brother. But she has not told her parents, Polly and Lyman, of her plans to publish the memoir until the publication date nears while on a Christmas visit back home.

Director: Michael French

Producers: Carter Dunlap & Nancy Lehrkind


Polly: Mary Gibboney

Lyman:  Lawrence Hecht *

Silda: Laura Long *

Brooke: Sarah Nowicki

Trip:  Joshua Selesnick


Piedmont Center for the Arts @ 801 Magnolia Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611


Individual Tickets $25

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Tickets can also be purchased at the door (if available).

Open Seating. Doors open 30 minutes before show.






* member of Actors Equity Association -  AEA