NOMINATED FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR DRAMA (2012)
NOMINATED FOR FIVE TONY AWARDS, INCLUDING BEST PLAY (2012)
‘Baitz's dense, rapid-fire dialogue is acerbic and witty. Riveting performances and intelligent direction.’ - Herald Sun
'A skilled and involving domestic drama. An effortless web of comedy and conflict.' - The Age
'Sophisticated and often scintillating. Nevin is riveting.' - The Australian
Mixing a nation’s politics with a family in crisis, Other Desert Cities is a smash hit 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.
Brothers & Sisters creator and West Wing contributor Jon Robin Baitz has crafted a razor-sharp family mystery that delivers a killer dose of both humour and pathos. Starring one of Australia’s premier stage actors, Robyn Nevin, this production will feature two thrilling MTC debuts – Associate Artistic Director Sam Strong’s first production in his new role, and the stage design of internationally acclaimed visual artist Callum Morton.
Photography by Marcel Aucar, Rehearsal Photography by Gina Milicia, Production Photography by Jeff Busby.
Callum Morton is a Professor of Fine Art at MADA (Monash Art Design and Architecture) and is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne.