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About Other Desert Cities

The Old Vic presents the UK premiere of Other Desert Cities by celebrated playwright and screenwriter Jon Robin Baitz, best known as the creator of the internationally successful TV series, Brothers and Sisters. Directed by Lindsay Posner, this new production will be the first in a season to be presented in-the-round at The Old Vic. Previewing from 13 March 2014.

Other Desert Cities, is a fierce and funny drama deftly exploring family politics, love, loss and redemption. Brooke Wyeth returns to the family home in Palm Springs for the first time in six years with some incendiary news for her Republican parents Polly and Lyman, her brother Trip and her recovering alcoholic aunt Silda. She is about to publish a memoir about her family, exposing a pivotal moment in their painful and explosive past, her actions threatening to push fractured family relations to a point beyond repair.

Other Desert Cities was first seen in 2010 at New York's Lincoln Center, where it won the Outer Critics' Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play before enjoying even greater success on Broadway and gaining five nominations for the 2012 Tony Awards including Best Play. Other Desert Cities was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.