Cal­lum Morton
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.

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Cal­lum Morton

Oth­er Desert Cities, 2013
tim­ber, steel, glass, light
Set design for Mel­bourne The­atre Company
Pho­to: John Gollings

Cal­lum Morton

Oth­er Desert Cities, 2013
tim­ber, steel, glass, light
Set design for Mel­bourne The­atre Company
Pho­to: John Gollings

Cal­lum Morton

Oth­er Desert Cities, 2013
tim­ber, steel, glass, light
Set design for Mel­bourne The­atre Company
Pho­to: John Gollings

Cal­lum Morton

Oth­er Desert Cities, 2013
tim­ber, steel, glass, light
Set design for Mel­bourne The­atre Company
Pho­to: John Gollings

Cal­lum Morton

Oth­er Desert Cities, 2013
tim­ber, steel, glass, light
Set design for Mel­bourne The­atre Company
Pho­to: John Gollings

Cal­lum Morton

Oth­er Desert Cities, 2013
tim­ber, steel, glass, light
Set design for Mel­bourne The­atre Company
Pho­to: John Gollings

Cal­lum Morton

Oth­er Desert Cities, 2013
tim­ber, steel, glass, light
Set design for Mel­bourne The­atre Company
Pho­to: John Gollings

Cal­lum Morton

Oth­er Desert Cities, 2013
tim­ber, steel, glass, light
Set design for Mel­bourne The­atre Company
Pho­to: John Gollings

Cal­lum Morton

Oth­er Desert Cities, 2013
tim­ber, steel, glass, light
Set design for Mel­bourne The­atre Company
Pho­to: John Gollings

Cal­lum Morton

Oth­er Desert Cities, 2013
tim­ber, steel, glass, light
Set design for Mel­bourne The­atre Company
Pho­to: John Gollings

Cal­lum Morton

Oth­er Desert Cities, 2013
tim­ber, steel, glass, light
Set design for Mel­bourne The­atre Company
Pho­to: John Gollings

Cal­lum Morton

Oth­er Desert Cities, 2013
tim­ber, steel, glass, light
Set design for Mel­bourne The­atre Company
Pho­to: John Gollings