South Florida – Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre presents the critically acclaimed new play Other Desert Cities. Kicking off the 2013 Season with the South Florida premiere of Broadway’s hottest new play, Other Desert Cities offers theatre lovers one of the best plays to ever hit this area.
Other Desert Cities is a Theatre Chat and BraodwayGlobal top pick for one of the best plays Broadway has seen in years, and now Actors’ Playhouse offers this fine production to local theatre lovers. A must see! Other Desert Cities is the funny and searing new play by Jon Robin Baitz, the creator of TV’s Brothers & Sisters, that was one of the hottest tickets on Broadway last season. A finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Other Desert Cities was nominated for five Tony Awards® including Best Play.
Other Desert Cities plays from January 16, 2013 through February 10, 2013. Tickets may be purchased through the box office at 305-444-9293 or online at www.actorsplayhouse.org. The theatre offers a 10 percent Senior Discount rate the “Day Of Performance” and $15 Student Rush tickets 15 minutes prior to curtain with identification. Discounts are based on availability and exclude Saturday and Sunday. “There should not be a theatre lover who can’t afford to see this play!” Theatre Chat.
In Other Desert Cities, Brooke Wyeth, a once promising novelist, returns home after a six year absence to celebrate Christmas in Palm Springs with her parents, former members of the Reagan inner circle, her brother and her aunt. When Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir focusing on an explosive chapter in the family’s history, the holiday reunion is thrown into turmoil and the Wyeths are both bound together and torn apart as they struggle to come to terms with their past.
Touted as “The Best New Play on Broadway!” by The New York Times, this scintillating drama about a family pushed to the brink balances comedy and intense drama with rich dialogue and finely crafted characters.
“With Other Desert Cities, Actors’ Playhouse again has the privilege to produce one of the best new plays from Broadway for our South Florida audiences,” said Artistic Director David Arisco. “Other Desert Cities is an incredible new work funny, powerful and shocking, that has yet to tour our region. A must-see production for any discerning theatergoer.”
The cast of Other Desert Cities includes Erin Joy Schmidt (Brooke Wyeth), Barbara Bradshaw (Polly Wyeth), American film, stage, and television actor J. Kenneth Campbell (Lyman Wyeth), Lourelene Snedeker (Silda Grauman) and Antonio Amadeo (Trip Wyeth). Directed by David Arisco, the creative team for Other Desert Cities includes Scenic Designer Tim Bennett, Costume Designer Ellis Tillman, Lighting Designer Patrick Tennent and Sound Designer Alexander Herrin.
Preview performances of Other Desert Cities will be held Wednesday and Thursday, January 16 and 17 at 8 p.m. The show will open on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. and play through February 10, 2013. Evening performances will be held Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 p.m., with afternoon matinees on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. A special weekday matinee is scheduled on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
Preview night tickets on the first Wednesday and Thursday are $37. Tickets for weeknights and matinees are $42, and on Friday and Saturday evenings $50. The theatre offers a 10 percent senior discount rate the day of performance and $15 student rush tickets 15 minutes prior to curtain with identification. Discounts are based on availability and exclude Saturday and Sunday.
Group discounted rates are offered for 15 or more through our group sales department. Single tickets may be purchased through the box office at 305-444-9293 or online at www.actorsplayhouse.org. “Actors Playhouse is a Theatre Chat top pick for offering current Broadway best Plays and Musicals.”
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