Other Desert Cities: A Play in Two Acts

Grove Press, 2011 - 65 páginas
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In OTHER DESERT CITIES, Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs to visit her parents after a six-year absence. A once-promising novelist, she announces to her family the imminent publication of a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family's history - a wound that her parents don't want reopened.

Brooke has come home to draw a line in the sand and is daring her family to cross it. Her brother won't play her game; her aunt knows way too much, and her parents fall into all their old routines as they plead with her to keep their story quiet. In this family, secrets are currency and everyone is rich.

In simplest terms, the play is about a girl who comes home to the desert with a story about where she is from, who her people really are, what she thinks they really are. Her parents represent an Establishment that she feels has betrayed this country. She goes to war with them, and blood is spilled.

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Polly Wyeth returns to Palm Springs to spend Christmas with her parents - lifelong Republicans on first name basis with the Reagans and the Bushes - and her brother, who produces shlock reality TV ... Leer reseña completa

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Jon Robin Baitz's plays include My Beautiful Goddamn City, Ten Unkowns, The Paris Letter, Mizlansky/Zilinsky or Schmucks, A Fair Country, The Substance of Fire, and an adaptation of Hedda Gabler. His work in television includes writing credits on The West Wing and Alias, and was the creator and executive producer of ABC TV's Brothers & Sisters. He is the recipient of Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Revson, NEA, and American Academy of Arts and Letters fellowships.

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