Other Desert Cities

By Jon Robin Baitz

Directed by Betty Diamond

It’s 2004, and long absent daughter Brook goes to Palm Springs, California to spend Christmas with her family. She announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a painful moment in the family’s history, and the family—to put it mildly—is not pleased. Witty, moving, complex characters.

Produced by Madison Theatre Guild at Bartell Theatre's Evjue Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison

Performances: November 14-23, 2019

Performance Times:
Thursday, November 14, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 15, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 16, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 17, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, November 20, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 21, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 22, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 23, 2 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $20

Call 608-661-9696 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Madison Theatre Guild is seeking actors for the comedy/drama Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz. The production will be directed by Betty Diamond.

Auditions: Monday and Tuesday, August 4-5, 7-9 p.m. Details below.

Brook Wyeth: 30s-40s; author of a successful novel, and now, a memoir.

Polly Wyeth: 60s; Brook’s mother; Jewish, elegant, smart, funny, former screenwriter.

Lyman Wyeth: 60s; Brook’s father; former actor; former chair of the state GOP; former ambassador in the Reagan administration.

Silda Grauman: 50s-60s; Polly’s sister; Brook’s aunt; Jewish, former screenwriting partner of her sister, down on her luck.

Trip Wyeth: late 20s-30s; Brook’s younger brother; producer of a TV reality shop.

First rehearsal will be Monday, September 30.
Rehearsals will run Mondays-Thursdays, 7-10 p.m. at the MTG Firehouse, 2410 Monroe Street.

Please bring your calendar to auditions so you can note any conflicts in the rehearsal schedule at that time.

Further information:
Please contact the director at betty.diamond@madisontheatreguild.org or (608) 257-5548 if you have any questions.

In case of emergencies on the day of auditions, please contact Gigi Vail, (608) 772-2371.