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Other Desert Cities

by Jon Robin Baitz

Directed by Christian H. Moe

April 4-6 & 11-13, 2014

Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 PM, Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM

For more information or to purchase tickets online at any time, start by clicking the Box Office link above. The box office in the Varsity Center for the Arts will open at 5 pm on March 28. Box office hours are Monday through Saturday, 5 pm to 7 pm and one hour before performances.

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The Play

Jon Robin Baitz creates a funny and fierce play about an affluent and politically connected California family who is forced to come to grips with long-held secrets. When the parents’ daughter, who is a published author, comes home to Palm Springs for Christmas in 2004 she announces the imminent publication of her memoir. This creates consternation among the family as it will open old wounds about the death of her anti-war activist brother many years earlier.


The play was namedOutstanding New Off-Broadway Play by the Outer Critics Circle in 2011.

It was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The Broadway production received five nominations for the 2012