Highlights From Other Desert Cities at L.A.'s Mark Taper Forum
Jeannie Berlin, Robert Foxworth, Robin Weigert, Michael Weston and JoBeth Williams star in Other Desert Cities at Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum. Center Theatre Group's production of the Tony-nominated play by "Brothers and Sisters" creator Jon Robin Baitz is a family drama in which generations collide over political and moral beliefs. When frustrated novelist Brooke Wyeth (Weigert) arrives for a holiday visit at her parents' (Williams and Foxworth) Palm Springs home following a six-year absence, she brings along her latest work: a memoir that reveals family secrets which date back to the Reagan era. Robert Egan directs. For more on the production, click here.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.