Welcome to another 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 was 2010. We did The Language Archive. My husband, Bob, and I and three others in the cast.
Q: What character do you play in Other Desert Cities? Tell us about her?
I play Silda, a woman who is living with her sister and her sister’s family in Palm Springs. I’m a recovering alcoholic. I’m more of a free spirit than my sibling. I don’t want to give away too much.
Q: What attracted you to do this show?
I love working at Redwood Curtain. They treat us really well and they’re good people. The part that I play is a smaller line load, which appeals to me a lot at this point in my life. Learning lines is a little harder these days so I was happy to have a smaller part. It takes place in Palm Springs, and I love Palm Springs.
Q: What do you hope audiences come away with at the end of the show?
I’m hoping they come away with lots of conversation about their lives and their responsibilities towards family. Who are we loyal to? Our artistic self? Our social self? Our political self? And how sometimes those overlap. I’m hoping it’s very thought provoking. And, of course, I’m hoping people really laugh and really cry.