CAST LIST ANNOUNCEMENT! Majestic Readers’ Theatre Company presents Other Desert Cities
Updated: Jul 28
Congratulations to the cast of our upcoming production of "Other Desert Cities". We are so excited to see this talented cast perform.
Brooke Wyeth: Diane Slamp
Polly Wyeth: Johanna Spencer
Lyman Wyeth: Michael Wren
Silda Grauman: Michaela Lonning
Trip Wyeth: Ryan McWayne
Co-directed by Kathie O'Brien and Arlee Olson
Kathie O'Brien and Arlee Olson, the co-directors of our August production have announced their cast for Other Desert Cities. Diane Slamp as Brooke Wyeth, Johanna Spencer as Polly Wyeth, Michael Wren as Lyman Wyeth, Michaela Lonning as Silda Grauman, and Alisandre D. Wytchersky as Trip Wyeth.
Both directors have extensive theater resumes. Besides appearing recently in the MRTC productions of Bloomsday and Sweet Delilah Swim Club, Kathie O’Brien is an award-winning short story writer and a published playwright. Arlee Olson was busy this season appearing in Women Playing Hamlet, If I Forget, This Random World and this month’s Cyrano.
Author Jon Robin Baitz’s play, Other Desert Cities, was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. As such, people of all political beliefs must come and see it. It’s a story about a rock-ribbed Republican couple who are compassionate on a personal level. People with “unacceptable” politics can be charmingly nice on an individual level, while on the other hand some might think the “goodness” in their politics gives them a right to be unpleasant. Baitz makes a plea to understand different people by listening to them. Although Other Desert Cities takes place in 2004,it is an American play about current times.
Other Desert Cities will be available to stream the weekend of August 28-29th. Purchase tickets at https://tinyurl.com/odesertc. You will receive a link to the streaming site via email. The price is on a sliding scale; you can pick what you pay for tickets. Suggested prices range from $10 to $20 dollars. A $2.00 processing fee will be added to all tickets purchased online. You can also purchase tickets by calling the Business Office at 541-758-7827. Closed Captioning is available.