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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.

Cast & Crew

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John Gaden

Lyman Wyeth

Sacha Horler

Sacha Horler

Brooke Wyeth

Sue Jones

Sue Jones

Silda Grauman

Robyn Nevin

Robyn Nevin

Polly Wyeth

Sam Strong

Sam Strong

Director

Esther Hayes

Esther Hayes

Costume Designer

Danny Pettingill

Danny Pettingill

Lighting Designer

Steve Francis

Steve Francis

Composer/Sound Designer

Venues

Attendance Information

  • Suitable for all ages