Other Desert Cities

Juicy and surprising drama with humor of a writer returning home to Palm Springs announcing she’s publishing a memoir that dredges up a pivotal and tragic event in the family's history.

“Sympathies keep shifting among the members of the wounded family portrayed here. Every one selfish, loving, cruel, compassionate, irritating, charming and just possibly heroic…leaves you feeling both moved and gratifyingly sated.” – NY Times

04/04/2014 - 04/27/2014

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Silver Spring Stage presents drama “Other Desert Cities”

Many families have skeletons in the closet. When someone in the family decides they want to let the skeletons out, that’s usually when a world of problems pops up...

Four and a half stars from DC Metro Theater Arts!

Family Flashpoint: ‘Other Desert Cities’ Opens at Silver Spring Stage on April 4th

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L to R: Henry LaGue (Trip), Malinda Smith (Silda), Andrea Spitz (Brooke), Jane Squier Bruns (Polly), and Bill Hurlbut (Lyman). Photo by Karen Fleming.

If families existed without conflict, stress, heartbreak, and deception—and if those difficulties weren’t often laced with great wit—many wonderful plays would never have been written.

One excellent example: Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities, which opens April 4th at Silver Spring Stage. It’s the compelling story of a specific family – the Wyeths of Palm Springs, California. 

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Good People Audition Information

By David Lindsay-Abaire

Produced by Seth Ghitelman
Directed by Michael Kharfen

Audition Dates:
Saturday, April 19, 2014, from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Monday, April 21, 2014, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Performance Dates:
June 27, 2014 - July 20, 2014
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm

Notes: July 4th weekend – no performance on Friday July 4 with performances on Saturday 7/5 and Sunday afternoon 7/6; Other Sunday performances 7/13 and 7/20


Silver Spring Stage Receives WATCH Awards for 2013

WATCH (Washington Area Theatre Community Honors) announced the winners for the 14th annual WATCH Awards at the Birchmere in Alexandria on Sunday evening, March 9, 2014. Silver Spring Stage received 11 nominations and 4 awards for 2013:

For The Pillowman:
 Lead Actor in a Play (Chad Fornwalt as Katurian); 
 Featured Actor in a Play (Chris Daileader as Michal); 
 Make-up Design in a Play (Sally Cusenza); and 
 Combat Choreography in a Play (William T. Fleming); 

Over the 13-year history of the WATCH Awards, the Stage has received over 90 nominations and 25 awards, including four for Outstanding Play.

More information about WATCH can be found on the web at www.washingtontheater.org.