Complete Casting Announced for Asolo Repertory Theatre's Other Desert Cities
19 Dec 2013
Casting has been announced for the Asolo Repertory Theatre's upcoming production of Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities, which will begin previews Jan. 15, 2014, prior to an official opening Jan. 17.
Directed by Greg Leaming, performances will continue through Feb. 27 at the Sarasota venue.
Other Desert Cities, a 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalist, had its Off-Broadway premiere in January 2011 and transferred to Broadway in November 2011.
The cast for the Asolo staging will include Lauren Klein, Lucy Lavely, J. Kenneth Campbell, Benjamin Williamson and Carolyn Michel.
"Former actor-turned-ambassador, Republican Party bigwig Lyman Wyeth and his wife, Polly, live a picturesque life in their very own affluent exile – the Palm Springs Desert," according to press notes. "When their daughter, left-winged Brooke, returns home during Christmas of 2004 for the first time in six years, she reveals that she has written a tell-all memoir that discloses the family’s controversial past, including one very painful incident. This shocking announcement sends the Wyeth family down an emotional spiral where they are forced to revisit and ultimately heal their wounds from the past. Polly’s recovering alcoholic sister, Silda, and Brooke’s TV producer brother, Trip, complete this holiday family reunion."
To purchase tickets, call (941) 351-8000 or (800) 361-8388, visit www.asolorep.org, or go to the Asolo Repertory Theatre Box Office, located in the lobby of the theatre. Asolo Repertory Theatre is located at 5555 North Tamiami Trail in the Florida State University Center for the Performing Arts.
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.