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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 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. Other Desert Cities is a rare combination of a tragic but funny play. It’s a family drama that takes the audience to strange and dark places, with much humor along the way.

The show runs April 26 – May 4, except Monday. Get tickets now!

Content Note: Adult Language. Trigger Warning: Includes references to suicide.


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Theatre Critics’ Reviews of Other Desert Cities

“Witty, deeply enjoyable family drama. Like a good popcorn movie, “Desert” holds you rapt and keeps you guessing to the end.”
Ben Brantley, The New York Times:

“Spending time with these messed-up, complicated people [is] a genuine pleasure.”
Elisabeth Vincentelli for New York Post

“Grandly entertaining and deeply perceptive.”
Erik Haagensen for Back Stage

“One of the best new plays of the decade.”
Roma Torre for NY1

“The balance between comedy and intense family drama has been fine-tuned in richly satisfying ways.”
David Rooney for Hollywood Reporter