Other Desert Cities
August 29 - September 23
by Jon Robin Baitz
Directed by: Tim Altmeyer
Running time: 2hr. 20min, including intermission.
Awards: Winner: Tony Award, Drama League Award, Drama Desk Award. Pulitzer Prize Finalist.
"Hilarious, riveting and utterly entertaining" —Beth Benge, Alligator
"Other Desert Cities unleashes a torrent of acting intensity that builds to a crescendo." —Bill Dean, Gainesville Sun
"A very intelligent thought-provoking play extremely well done. If you appreciate superb acting, you will certainly enjoy this production." —Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom, EntertainingU.com
"An evening at the Hippodrome draws a favorable comparison to anything you would see on Broadway. I cannot say enough good things about the actors, director, or scenic designer." —Don Simson, Jack's Theatre Blog
"The acting is impeccable and the story is a mix of drama and humor. There were many laughs, gasps and silences throughout." —Cathy Rockwell, Insitegainesville.com
Meet the Wyeths. A family that appears to have it all - wealth, political influence, and A-list connections. They are “living the dream” in Palm Springs, California. But their carefully crafted facade is on the verge of shattering when daughter Brooke reveals the impending publication of her “tell-all” memoir. Other Desert Cities is a richly satisfying exploration of the faultlines that exist between privacy, artistic expression, explosive family secrets, and the truth. With crackling wit, razor-sharp one-liners, a fierce cast of characters, and a storyline that grabs you and won’t let go - Other Desert Cities is a “must-see” way to kick off the Hipp’s 40th Anniversary Season.
Content Advisory: Adult language and themes including drug use.