GREEN BAY: Theatre Z will present Jon Robin Baitz’s “Other Desert Cities” starting Tuesday, June 16 and running through Saturday, June 20, at the Art Garage’s newly acquired building, The Cannery, 1429 Main Street (on Olde Main Street), Green Bay. WI. All shows will be held at 7:30 p.m. with the exception of an additional performance on June 20 when a 2 p.m. matinee and 7:30 evening show will be presented.
“Other Desert Cities” won the Outer Critics Circle Award in 2011 and was nominated for five Tony awards, including Best Play and ran on Broadway at the Booth Theatre from 2011-2012.
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. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.
Stephen Rupsch, associate professor of theatre studies and director of theatre for St. Norbert College, will direct and produce the production, scenography by April Beiswenger, assistant professor of theatre studies for St. Norbert College.
The cast includes Teresa Aportela Sergott as Brooke Wyeth, Laura Riddle as Polly Wyeth, Alan Kopischke (member of Actors’ Equity Association) as Lyman Wyeth, Carol Cassell as Silda Grauman and Andrew Delaurelle as Trip Wyeth.
Tickets are on sale now and are general admission for $20. To purchase tickets online, visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com. The box office at the Cannery at the Art Garage will open 45 minutes prior to show time and offer a limited number of full price and student tickets ($20 and $6) for cash only. The play contains adult situations, humor and language.
Theatre Z is a semi-professional theatre company under the umbrella of Mosaic Arts, Green Bay. Funding for Other Desert Cities is made possible by the George F. Kress Foundation, private donations and a successful Go Fund Me campaign.
“The most richly enjoyable new play for grown-ups that New York has known in many seasons…” NY Times
“Astutely drawn…juicy and surprising.” NY Daily News.
“Spending time with these messed-up, complicated people is a genuine pleasure.” NY Post.