by Jon Robin Baitz

“You are asking me to shut down something that makes me possible. Your arguments for suppression mean I would die. Well, I’ve been dead before, and I’m not going back. There WILL be a book.“

Presented at Durango Arts Center in February, 2015

“You can learn a lot about the family, the period and the social class by just looking at the set before Polly delivers that first line. Pitched perfectly with its stone fireplace, low-slung modern furniture and contemporary art on the walls, the Wyeth’s prairie-style home speaks quietly of California success. . . . Credit Charles Ford for the set and technical design in general. Credit director Mona Wood-Patterson for shaping a remarkably prescient drama that reveals so much about the America we live in. Other Desert Cities dramatically captures the ebb and flow of family tensions, old insults that threaten to split the clan apart and secrets that imprison – or perhaps liberate.“ Judith Reynolds – Durango Herald

Maureen May as Polly, Theresa A. Carson as Brooke, Gordon Thomas as Lyman, Geoff Johnson as Trip, Kim Welty as Silda

Photography by Roxane Covert and Jonas Grushkin

Read the whole review article in the Herald Archive.

Merely Players

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Durango, CO  81301

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