The Fulton Theatre's OTHER DESERT CITIES Opens
The Fulton Theatre presents the explosive family drama Other Desert Cities as it closes out it's 2015/2016 Studio Series. A finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Other Desert Cities will play in the intimate 99-seat black box theatre through March 6th.
A five-time Tony nominated play, Other Desert Cities centers itself on a family with differing political views and a long held family secret. It's Christmas Eve in Palm Springs. Novelist Brooke Wyeth is back home after a six-year absence. But the reunion is about to become complicated when Brooke announces she is writing a tell-all memoir that will expose the most painful chapter of the family's history which could destroy all that the family holds dear.
Other Desert Cities, created by Jon Robin Baitz (TV's Brothers & Sisters), refers to a sign on Interstate 10 in California, which indicates that the freeway is headed towards Indio, CA and "other Desert Cities." The play premiered Off-Broadway at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater on January 13, 2011 for a limited engagement run. After SOLD OUT houses, the play transferred to Broadway to the Booth Theatre where it played from November 2011 until June 2012 for a total of 261 performances.
Jon Robin Baitz's plays include The Film Society, The Substance of Fire, The End of the Day, Three Hotels, A Fair Country (Also a Pulitzer Prize finalist, 1996), Mizlansky/ Zilinsky, Ten Unknowns, and The Paris Letter, as well as a version of Hedda Gabler (Broadway 2001). He created "Brothers & Sisters," the TV series which ran for five seasons, until 2011.
Other Desert Cities stars Kim Carson as Brooke Wyeth, an award-winning actress from the Philadelphia area. She previously appeared at the Fulton Theatre in Gypsy. Her numerous credits include work at 59 E 59, Walnut Street Theatre, Arden Theatre Company and many others.
Also starring is Logan James Hall (Trip Wyeth) who recently won the Broadway World award for his portrayal of Thomas Novachek in the Fulton's award-winning production of Venus in Fur. Other credits include Twelfth Night at Alabama Shakespeare Festival and A Wonderful Life at Goodspeed Opera House. Marcy McGuigan's (Silda Grauman) credits include the National Tour of 42nd Street as Dorothy Brock. Other theatre credits include Masha in Vonya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Miss Jones in How to Succeed in Business..., Tessie Tura in Gypsy, the television series Inside Amy Schumer, and the film the Centenarian among others. Paul L. Nolan (Lyman Wyeth) returns to the Fulton, where he most recently appeared in And Then There Were None. He has been awarded two Hollywood Drama-Logue Awards for Outstanding performance and is an award-winning writer. His numerous stage, film and television credits include Hamlet, Richard III, August: Osage County, My One and Only and Signs. Wendy Scharfman (Polly Wyeth) has appeared Off-Broadway in Through Darkest Ohio, Bird House, The Dropper, Sorrento, Monsters and Betrayal. She appeared in the National Tours of Driving Miss Daisy and Glass Menagerie along with many regional credits.
The creative team for Other Desert Cities includes Kate Galvin (Director), Bill Mohney (Scenic Designer), Brittany Leffler (Costume, Hair and Makeup Designer), Bill Simmons (Lighting Designer), Matthew Moran (Sound Designer), Katelin Walsko (Props Designer), Ryan B. Gibbs (Stage Manager). Special thanks to the Fulton's Ellen Arnold Groff Studio Series Sponsor, Lancaster County Community Foundation.
The general admission single ticket price is $35, with Student Rush available. The Ellen Arnold Groff Series began in 2014 with a series of staged readings followed last season with a fully realized production of Venus in Fur. The current season included A Steady Rain and Other Desert Cities. The Fulton is proud to announce that the 2016/2017 season will include three productions in this series, including Veronica's Room, Disgraced and 4000 Days. The Fulton performs in the historic landmark theatre located at 12 North Prince Street in Lancaster, PA. For more information or to purchase tickets call 717.397.7425 or visit TheFulton.org.