Other Desert Cities

Other Desert Cities
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January 12- February 17, 2013 In the Albert
Approximate running time: 2 hours and 15 minutes with one intermission

  • Smart and engaging throughout”— Chicago Tribune
  • juicy and well constructed”— Time Out Chicago
  • Supremely well realized by director Henry Wishcamper”— Chicago Sun-Times
  • Deanna Dunagan…unleashes Polly’s zingers with signature aplomb”— Chicago Tribune
  • top-notch cast”— Time Out Chicago
  • Intoxicating”— Newcity
  • Highly Recommended”— Chicago Sun-Times
  • Chelcie Ross…is nothing short of magnificent”— Chicago Tribune
  • Fascinating...surprising”— Chicago Sun-Times
  • Never dull for a moment”— Chicago Tribune
  • Endlessly entertaining”— Newcity

A family is pushed to the brink in Jon Robin Baitz’s scintillating new drama, dubbed “the best new play on Broadway” by The New York Times.

When Brooke Wyeth arrives at her parents’ Palm Springs mansion on Christmas Eve with the manuscript of her tell-all memoir in tow she unearths a devastating family secret—throwing her parents into a panic that threatens to rip the clan apart. With biting wit and razor-sharp insight, Other Desert Cities “has the appeal of a Broadway hit from another age” (The New York Times).

  • Audiences love Other Desert Cities
    Hear what audience members are saying about this scintillating new drama.

  • The Making of Other Desert Cities
    Hear about the Wyeth family and their secrets from director Henry Wishcamper and the cast of Other Desert Cities.

  • Other Desert Cities Teaser
    Get a taste of the family drama you will not want to miss. Other Desert Cities starts January 12, 2013.

  • Other Desert Cities
    Director Henry Wishcamper describes why the characters in Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities will keep you thinking about the play long after the curtain closes.

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  • Other Desert Cities Production Photos
    (L to R) John Hoogenakker (Trip Wyeth), Chelcie Ross (Lyman Wyeth), Deanna Dunagan (Polly Wyeth), Linda Kimbrough (Silda Grauman) and Tracy Michelle Arnold (Brooke Wyeth) in Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities, directed by Henry Wishcamper.

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    (L to R) Tracy Michelle Arnold (Brooke Wyeth), Chelcie Ross (Lyman Wyeth), John Hoogenakker (Trip Wyeth) and Deanna Dunagan (Polly Wyeth) in Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities, directed by Henry Wishcamper.

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    (L to R) Chelcie Ross (Lyman Wyeth) and Deanna Dunagan (Polly Wyeth) in Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities, directed by Henry Wishcamper.

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    (L to R) Tracy Michelle Arnold (Brooke Wyeth) and Chelcie Ross (Lyman Wyeth) in Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities, directed by Henry Wishcamper.

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    John Hoogenakker as Trip Wyeth in Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities, directed by Henry Wishcamper.

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    Tracy Michelle Arnold stars as Brooke Wyeth in Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities, directed by Henry Wishcamper.

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    Deanna Dunagan stars as Polly Wyeth in Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities, directed by Henry Wishcamper.

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    Linda Kimbrough portrays Silda Grauman in Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities, directed by Henry Wishcamper.

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    (L to R) Chelcie Ross (Lyman Wyeth), Deanna Dunagan (Polly Wyeth), Tracy Michelle Arnold (Brooke Wyeth) and Linda Kimbrough (Silda Grauman) in Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities, directed by Henry Wishcamper.

  • Other Desert Cities Rehearsal Photos
    Director Henry Wishcamper in rehearsal for Jon Robin Baitz' Other Desert Cities at Goodman Theatre.

  • Other Desert Cities Rehearsal Photos
    John Hoogenakker, portraying Trip Wyeth, during a recent rehearsal for Jon Robin Baitz' Other Desert Cities directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre.

  • Other Desert Cities Rehearsal Photos
    Chelcie Ross, portraying Lyman Wyeth, during a recent rehearsal for Jon Robin Baitz' Other Desert Cities directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre.

  • Other Desert Cities Rehearsal Photos
    (L to R) Tracy Michelle Arnold (Brooke Wyeth), John Hoogenakker (Trip Wyeth) and Deanna Dunagan (Polly Wyeth) during a recent rehearsal for Jon Robin Baitz' Other Desert Cities directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre.

  • Other Desert Cities Rehearsal Photos
    Tony Award-winning Deanna Dunagan (Polly Wyeth) in rehearsal for Jon Robin Baitz' Other Desert Cities directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre.

  • Other Desert Cities Rehearsal Photos
    Director Henry Wishcamper chats with Chelcie Ross (Lyman Wyeth) during rehearsal for Jon Robin Baitz' Other Desert Cities directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre.

  • Other Desert Cities Rehearsal Photos
    (L to R) Chelcie Ross (Lyman Wyeth), Tracy Michelle Arnold (Brooke Wyeth) and Deanna Dunagan (Polly Wyeth) in rehearsal for Jon Robin Baitz' Other Desert Cities directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre.

  • Other Desert Cities Rehearsal Photos
    Tracy Michelle Arnold (Brooke Wyeth) and Chelcie Ross (Lyman Wyeth) during rehearsal for Jon Robin Baitz' Other Desert Cities directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre.

  • Other Desert Cities Rehearsal Photos
    Deanna Dunagan (Polly Wyeth) and John Hoogenakker (Trip Wyeth) during rehearsal for Jon Robin Baitz' Other Desert Cities directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre.

  • Other Desert Cities Rehearsal Photos
    Linda Kimbrough, portraying Silda Wyeth, during a recent rehearsal for Jon Robin Baitz' Other Desert Cities directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre.

  • Other Desert Cities Rehearsal Photos
    Tracy Michelle Arnold (Brooke Wyeth) and John Hoogenakker (Trip Wyeth) during a recent rehearsal for Jon Robin Baitz' Other Desert Cities directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre.

  • Other Desert Cities Rehearsal Photos
    Tracy Michelle Arnold, portraying Brooke Wyeth, during a recent rehearsal for Jon Robin Baitz' Other Desert Cities directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre.

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  • Feb 13 2013
    Backstage with John Hoogenakker  

    Backstage with John Hoogenakker

    John Hoogenakker, Other Desert Cities

    Other Desert Cities is closing this weekend, which means if you haven’t seen it already it’s your last chance to catch John Hoogenakker in his role as Trip Wyeth, the laid-back younger son in a family of politicians, artists, alcoholics and depressives. We caught up with this prolific Chicago actor inbetween performances for our Backstage interview.

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  • Feb 05 2013
    InstaSet: Behind the Scenes of Other Desert Cities  

    InstaSet: Behind the Scenes of Other Desert Cities

    While Other Desert Cities is now well underway, we thought you might enjoy getting a behind-the-scenes look at how the set came together. We asked Mike Durst, an electrician in the lighting department here at the Goodman, to snap a few Instagram photos for us during the construction process.

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  • Feb 04 2013
    Scene It  

    Scene It

    Henry Wishcamper, Other Desert Cities, Scenemakers

    Last week the Goodman’s Scenemakers Board—our young professional’s advisory committee—hosted Cocktails & Cacti, a fun event designed to give young professionals a behind-the-scenes look at Jon Robin Baitz’s play Other Desert Cities. Scenemakers Board Member Lee Mickus gives us a recap of the evening after the jump.

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  • Jan 25 2013
    Extras: Interview with Jon Robin Baitz and Henry Wishcamper  

    Extras: Interview with Jon Robin Baitz and Henry Wishcamper

    Chelcie Ross, Henry Wishcamper, Jon Robin Baitz, Other Desert Cities

    Several weeks before rehearsals began, Other Desert Cities director Henry Wishcamper spoke with playwright Jon Robin Baitz about the play.

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