OTHER DESERT CITIES - Civic Theatre of Allentown Non Equity Auditions

Posted: December 30, 2013
Audition Location: Allentown, PA

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Civic Theatre of Allentown Schedules Auditions for "Other Desert Cities" January 7 


Civic Theatre announces auditions for the Lehigh Valley Premiere of Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz on Tuesday January 7 at 6:30 in the Civic Theatre Rehearsal Hall, 527  N 19th Street. The play is scheduled to run from February 28 – March 9 with a possible extension through March 16.

Sides will be available at the audition. Casting breakdown and more information is available below.


Those wishing to audition are asked to bring the following to the open call:

  • A recent picture of you. This does not need to be a professional headshot, but should clearly show your face.

  • A list of conflicts you will have from auditions to March 16, 2014. Rehearsals will begin in January.

This Tony nominee and Pulitzer finalist examines the lies we tell to protect each other and the damage they cause. Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history – a wound they don’t want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.

Character List

Lyman Wyeth: (late 50’s to early 70’s) patriarch of the family. A Hollywood “B” actor with some celebrity and political influence. Conservative with a sense of humor about himself and a deep love and care for his adult children. “He is sturdy in the way of old Californians of a particular type.”

Polly Wyeth: (mid-50’s to early 70’s) Lyman’s wife. She is graceful and funny and doesn’t suffer fools gladly. She is deeply devoted to the preservation of family and all it stands for, and even more, the health of her husband. “Elegant and forthright and whip-smart.”

Brooke Wyeth: (mid-30’s to early 40’s)  Lyman and Polly’s adult daughter.  A writer who is now a native New Yorker although born in California. She thrives on solitude, coffee shops, intelligent conversation, and being understood. She loves her family but also her independence. “An attractive and dry woman.”

Trip Wyeth: (late 20’s to mid-30’s)  Brooke’s brother. A TV producer – easy going, takes life as it comes, loves being around family and, oddly, all its traditions. Devoted to his older sister and her health. “A bright, funny man.”

Silda Grauman: (late 50’s to early 70’s) Polly’s sister, a woman of indeterminate age.  A former TV writer who is definitely from the more Bohemian gene in the family. Impulsive, creative, reckless, fragile, funny – she’d rather be living alone but is dependent upon Polly and Lyman for support entirely. “A mess. No makeup, hair disheveled. She wears a muumuu, and carries a pill case marked with the days of the week.”

Tickets are currently on sale for performances from February 28 - March 9. For tickets, contact the Civic Theatre Box Office at 610-432-8943 or www.CivicTheatre.com.



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