Walnut Street's Other Desert Cities, Starring Ann Crumb, Begins Jan. 14
14 Jan 2014
Tony Award nominee Ann Crumb takes on the role of acerbic aunt Silda Grauman in the Walnut Street Theatre production of Jon Robin Baitz's acclaimed family drama Other Desert Cities, which begins Jan. 14 in Philadelphia.
Staged by Kate Galvin, the Walnut Street production will officially open Jan. 22. Performances continue through March 2 in Philadelphia.
The Broadway hit, which was Tony-nominated for Best Play, centers on a wealthy Republican family whose Palm Springs holiday celebration is derailed when their liberal daughter arrives with her new memoir that seeks to unveil a painful secret.
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.