Welcome to the final installment of Q&A featuring the cast and crew of Redwood Curtain’s production of Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz.
About Other Desert Cities
Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history – a wound they don’t want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them to cross it.
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Q: When were you last on the RCT stage?
It’s my first time at Redwood Curtain.
Q: What character do you play in Other Desert Cities? Tell us about him?
Trip Wyeth. He is a hollywood producer, sex addict, caretaker of the family, a bit of a philosopher, comes across as a nihilist.
Q: What attracted you to do this show?
I read the script and I liked it a lot. I’ve been wanting to do a show with Redwood Curtain for a while now. I worked with Clint years ago at HSU and I knew the crew here was fun through third parties. Peggy said she was directing it and that was a real turn on for me. I’m really excited to work with such a tight knit group of people who’ve been working their asses off in the community for years.
Q: What do you hope audiences come away with at the end of the show?
I hope they ask themselves what are the differences between right and wrong? What’s moral? Where are the ambiguous lines of ethics when it comes to family matters and caring for each other. How does love manifest itself in a family. Life is hard and it can be hard for people who find themselves bound to rigorous morals. It’s a family that cares for each other, but they’re vicious towards each other. What is really being honest towards someone you love and how do you show that in a loving relationship?