Other Desert Cities
2nd March – 17th April 2013
Melbourne Theatre Company
Mixing a nation’s politics with a family in crisis, Other Desert Cities is a US drama that bridges the public and the personal.
Former Republican Senator Lyman Wyeth and his wife Polly have it all: wealth, fame and a political legacy of real muscle. In the sun-drenched comfort of Palm Springs they welcome their family back home for Christmas for the first time in years. But when their daughter, Brooke, announces she’s written a tell-all memoir about the incident that changed their lives, old wounds begin to re-open.
Starring one of Australia’s premier stage actors, Robyn Nevin, this production featured two Melbourne Theatre Company debuts – Associate Artistic Director Sam Strong’s first production in his new role, and the stage design of internationally acclaimed visual artist Callum Morton.