We are pleased to announce auditions for our winter play, Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz, directed by Jennifer Rich. Auditions will take place on Sunday, November 17 at 6:00 p.m., Monday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m., with call backs if needed on Wednesday, November 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the Footlighters Playhouse at 2 Scout Road, East Walpole, MA.
Auditions will consist of readings from the script.
Rehearsals will start the first week of December and will be Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday evenings. Show dates are February 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 8:00 PM. Sunday matinees begin at 2:00 PM.
The cast consists of three women and two men. The plot summary and character details are included below.
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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 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. Refusing to back down in the face of the family's reaction, Brooke draws her line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.
Female, mid 30’s – Middle child, but the oldest surviving child. Brooke has been haunted by her brother's passing for years and is trying to overcome those demons. Anxious about the reception of her latest project, but past the point of letting her parents hold her back from her life.
Female, 50’s to 60’s - The matriarch of the Wyeth family. The family's perceived image may just be more important to her than her children, despite her protestations to the contrary.
Male, 50’s to 60’s – The patriarch of the family. Old school actor turned politician, he frequently finds himself playing peacemaker in the home and is tiring of it.
Female, 50’s to 60’s - Polly's sister. She and Polly used to be a writing team, but she’s now a tolerated live-in house guest. Rather a hot mess, with little filter, and no more time for games or secrets.
Male, mid 20’s - The youngest son, now a reality TV producer. Loyal to his family, he also tries to stay above all the in-fighting despite the best efforts of the women on both sides to pull him in for support.