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OTHER DESERT CITIES to Open 8/18 at B Street Theatre

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The B Street Theatre presents Jon Robin Baitz' highly acclaimed Other Desert Cities on the Mainstage. Brooke Wyeth, played by Dana Brooke of B Street's Venus in Fur, forces her parents to make one agonizing choice when she decides to purge her family's darkest secret in a tell-all memoir. But in this wickedly funny new play, old resentments fester, sibling rivalries flair, and shocking revelations surface calling the very truth Brooke seeks to divulge into question. Newcomer Joan Grant joins B Street Acting Company Members David Silberman, Stephanie McVay (A Pail of Grace) and Brooke as Baitz asks how far one family will go to save itself.

Playing at all the nation's top regional theatres this season, Baitz' Other Desert Cities earned critical and popular acclaim throughout its Broadway and Off-Broadway runs at Lincoln Center Theatre. In 2011, it earned the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play as well as twelve other award nominations including Drama Desk and Lucille Lortell Award nominations for Outstanding Play. Other Desert Cities went on to compete with David Ives' Venus in Fur and others for the Tony Award for Best Play in 2012. Author Jon Robin Baitz has enjoyed a long, illustrious career writing for theatre and television. His A Fair Country was nominated for the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Other credits include The West Wing (NBC), Alias (ABC), and Brothers and Sisters (ABC). Don't miss your chance to see one of the nation's best new dramas this fall at B Street.

Other Desert Cities is directed by David Pierini and features Dana Brooke as Brooke Wyeth, David Silberman as Lyman Wyeth, Joan Grant as Polly Wyeth, Stephanie McVay as Silda Grauman, role of Trip Wyeth TBD. Scenic Designer: Samantha Reno; Costume Designer: TBD; Lighting Design: TBD; Stage Manager: Anthony Poston.

The production runs August 18-September 29, 2013, playing Tuesdays at 6:30pm; Wednesdays at 2 pm and 6:30 pm; Thursdays and Fridays at 8 pm; Saturdays at 5 pm and 9 pm; Sundays at 2 pm. Previews: Aug 17 at 5 pm & Aug 18 at 2 pm. Opening: Sunday, Aug 18, 2013 at 7 pm. All performances take place on the B Street Theatre Mainstage, 2711 B St., Sacramento. Tickets: $23-$35*, $5 Student Rush, $15* Preview tickets. Call (916) 443-5300 or visit www.bstreettheatre.org for more information. *Please note this price includes a $5 Facility Fee. For details, visit bstreettheatre.org/next-stage/fee.

B Street Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre company producing primarily new work for adults, families and children. The two-theatre playhouse on B Street in Midtown Sacramento is home to the Mainstage Series, B3 Series and Family Series, each created to feature intimate, quality theatre for audiences year-round. Recognized as one of Northern California's top professional theatres, B Street Theatre has produced more than 100 new plays, 60 of which are world, national, West Coast or regional premieres.

B Street Theatre was originally founded in 1986 for the purpose of bringing the excitement of live performance to children through the B Street Theatre School Tour. This educational outreach program serves over 200,000 students in Northern California annually.

Other B Street Theatre programs include the B Street Theatre Family Series and Family Series Student Matinees (for school field trips), the B3 Series, B Street Acting Conservatory and Studio for Young People, and the B Street Theatre Internship program for pre-professional/post-college training. B Street Theatre has produced over 250 professional productions since 1986.

The mission of B Street Theatre is to promote education and literacy, social interaction, and cultural enrichment by engaging children and adults in the highest quality theatre arts and playwriting.

More information at www.bstreettheatre.org.


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