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.