Other Desert Cities
A dramatic dark comedy by Jon Robin Baitz
Director – Lenore Stjerne
Auditions: Monday, 1/15/18 and Tuesday, 1/16/18 at 7:30 PM
Call backs: If necessary – Wednesday, 1/17/18 at 7:30 PM, at director’s invitation
Performance dates: March 9-25, 2018
Rehearsals begin: Monday, 1/22/18
Westminster Community Playhouse
7272 Maple Street, Westminster, CA 92683
For more information, contact Lenore at (949) 981-6459 (call or text) or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bring photo/resume. Be prepared to cold-read from the script. BE FAMILIAR WITH THE PLAY.
About the play:
Finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and 2012 Tony Award Nominee for Best Play.
Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. 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.
Brooke Wyeth: mid 30s – early 40s, Lead; writer. Highly educated, intelligent, liberal, bitter, depressed, tortured, confrontational, dry wit.
Polly Wyeth: mid 50s-60s, Lead; former Hollywood screenwriter. Brooke’s mother. Polished, attractive, brittle, harsh, conservative, tough, elegant, forthright, whip-smart.
Lyman Wyeth: 60s-70s, Lead; former actor. Brooke’s father. Contained, sturdy, distinguished, kind, dignified, conservative, diplomatic, firm in his beliefs.
Trip Wyeth: mid 20’s-early 30s, Strong Support; TV producer and actor. Brooke’s younger brother. Bright, funny, casual, charming, diplomatic.
Silda Grauman: mid 50s-60s, Strong Support; former Hollywood screenwriter. Polly’s sister, Brooke’s aunt. Jewish liberal, wise-cracking, angry, bitter, broken, has lots of savvy and wisdom, an alcoholic mess just out of rehab.