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B Street production spills the beans

By From page B2 | August 21, 2013

The B Street Theatre proudly presents Jon Robin Baitz’ highly acclaimed “Other Desert Cities” on the Mainstage.

Brooke Wyeth, played by Dana Brooke of B Street’s “Venus in Fur,” forces her parents to make one agonizing choice when she decides to purge her family’s darkest secret in a tell-all memoir. But in this wickedly funny new play, old resentments fester, sibling rivalries flair and shocking revelations surface calling the very truth Brooke seeks to divulge into question.

Newcomer Joan Grant joins B Street Acting Company members David Silberman, Stephanie McVay (“A Pail of Grace”) and Brooke as Baitz asks how far one family will go to save itself.

Playing at all the nation’s top regional theatres this season, Baitz’ “Other Desert Cities” earned critical and popular acclaim throughout its Broadway and Off-Broadway runs at Lincoln Center Theatre. In 2011 it earned the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play as well as twelve other award nominations including Drama Desk and Lucille Lortell Award nominations for Outstanding Play. “Other Desert Cities” went on to compete with David Ives’ “Venus in Fur” and others for the Tony Award for Best Play in 2012.

Author Baitz has enjoyed a long, illustrious career writing for theatre and television. His “A Fair Country” was nominated for the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Other credits include “The West Wing” (NBC), Alias (ABC) and “Brothers and Sisters” (ABC).

“Other Desert Cities” is directed by David Pierini with Scenic Designer Samantha Reno and Stage Manager Anthony Poston. Cast is Dana Brooke as Brooke Wyeth, David Silberman as Lyman Wyeth, Joan Grant as Polly Wyeth, Stephanie McVay as Silda Grauman and role of Trip Wyeth TBD. The show will open Aug. 18 and run through Sept. 29 at B Street Theatre’s Mainstage, 2711 B St. in Sacramento. For tickets and more information call (916) 443-5300 or visit bstreettheatre.org.

 

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