Sally Wingert, Michelle Barber, and More Set for OTHER DESERT CITIES at Guthrie Theater

Sally Wingert, Michelle Barber, and More Set for OTHER DESERT CITIES at Guthrie Theater

The Guthrie Theater today announced complete casting for its production of Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities. The production will be directed by Peter Rothstein and will feature actors Sally Wingert (Broadway/West End, London: La Bête, Guthrie: Appomattox, Charley's Aunt) as Polly Wyeth, Michelle Barber (Guthrie: Roman Holiday, Caroline, or Change) as Silda Grauman and David Anthony Brinkley (Guthrie: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Scottsboro Boys) as Lyman Wyeth in a contemporary and politically charged dramedy by the acclaimed playwright whose television credits include the compelling dramas "Brothers and Sisters" and "The West Wing."

Other Desert Cities also features Christian Conn (The Acting Company: Pudd'nhead Wilson and The Taming of the Shrew) and Kelly McAndrew (Broadway: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Off-Broadway: Still Life, MCC Theater, Book of Days, Signature Theatre) in their Guthrie debuts as brother and sister Brooke and Trip Wyeth.

Winner of the 2012 Drama League Award and Tony Award nominee for Best Play, Other Desert Cities centers on the arrival home for the holidays of Brooke Wyeth to visit her parents, brother and aunt. When she announces that she's about to publish a memoir, a hidden event in the family's history is brought to the surface amid conflict and unresolved feelings, leading to an ending that has left audiences stunned and talking everywhere the play has appeared. The New York Times called Other Desert Cities "the best new play on Broadway."

The artistic team includes Peter Rothstein (Director), James Youmans (Set Designer), Rich Hamson (Costume Designer), Paul Whitaker (Lighting Designer), Scott W. Edwards (Sound Designer), Jo Holcomb (Dramaturg), Lucinda Holshue (Voice and Dialect Coach), Chris A. Code (Stage Manager), Michele Harms (Assistant Stage Manager) and Joseph Stodola (Assistant Director).

Other Desert Cities begins preview performances on February 9, opens February 15 and continues through March 24, 2013 on the McGuire Proscenium Stage at the Guthrie Theater. Single tickets start at $29 and are now on sale through the Guthrie Box Office at 612.377.2224, toll-free 877.44.STAGE, 612.225.6244 (Group Sales) and online at www.guthrietheater.org.

The GUTHRIE THEATER (Joe Dowling, Director) was founded by Sir Tyrone Guthrie in 1963 and is an American center for theater performance, production, education and professional training. The Tony Award-winning Guthrie Theater is dedicated to producing the great works of dramatic literature, developing the work of contemporary playwrights and cultivating the next generation of theater artists. With annual attendance of nearly 500,000 people, the Guthrie Theater presents a mix of classic plays and contemporary work on its three stages. Under the artistic leadership of Joe Dowling since 1995, the Guthrie continues to set a national standard for excellence in theatrical production and performance. In 2006, the Guthrie opened its new home on the banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel, the Guthrie Theater houses three state-of-the-art stages, production facilities, classrooms and dramatic public lobbies. www.guthrietheater.org

Winner of the 2012 Drama League Award and Tony Award nominee for Best Play, Other Desert Cities centers on the arrival home for the holidays by Brooke Wyeth to visit her parents, brother and aunt. When she announces that she's about to publish a memoir, a hidden event in the family's history is brought to the surface amid conflict and unresolved feelings, with an ending that has left audiences stunned and talking everywhere the play has appeared. The New York Times called Other Desert Cities "the best new play on Broadway".

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