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Auditions for Other Desert Cities


Auditions for one of our 2017 Dark Night Series productions, Other Desert Cities, will take place on Sunday, March 19, 2017 from 10:00 am-4:00 pm. These auditions are by appointment only. Please contact director Michael Ritter to make an appointment. Call/text at (717) 303-4756 or email at

Other Desert Cities is a play written by Jon Robin Baitz. 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.

Character Descriptions: 

Brooke Wyeth (30's to early 40's): A budding author recovering from a mental breakdown. Attractive and dry. Struggles daily with the loss of her older brother.

Polly Wyeth (60's): Brooke's mother. A former Hollywood writer. Matriarch of the family. Elegant, forthright, and whip-smart. Acerbic, but not uncaring.

Lyman Wyeth (60's to early-70's): Brooke's father. A former Hollywood actor, GOP chair and Reagan ambassador. Oak-like and sturdy. Often plays family peace-keeper.

Silda Grauman (50's to 60's): Polly's sister. Also a former Hollywood writer. An alcoholic who just fell off the wagon. A disheveled mess. Has a love-hate relationship with her sister.

Trip Wyeth (20's to 30's): Brooke's younger brother. A reality television producer. Bright, funny, and self-effacing. Protective of his sister- to a point.