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Other Desert Cities

17 Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking, Great writing
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2h 15m | Already closed | Booth Theatre (Midtown W)

The first play by Jon Robin Baitz to premiere on Broadway and directed by Joe Mantello, this show was a finalist for the 1012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. More…

In Jon Robin Baitz's '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.


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100
Clever, Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Great writing

See it if You love detailed writing and superb family drama.

Don't see it if You dislike family drama.

100
Great acting, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if you love good dialogue and an intelligent conflict.

Don't see it if you want to see a light heated comedy

100
Clever, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Riveting

See it if you want to see a masterful take on the "dysfunctional family" drama. Fully-realized characters and twists you will never see coming

Don't see it if You prefer musicals or lighter fare.

90
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if Incredible cast, incredible writing. Loved every minute of it.

Don't see it if Couldn't think of a bad thing to say. Just about perfect.

82
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Overrated

See it if You love the work of this playwright -- on TV or on stage.

Don't see it if You dislike family-centric melodrama.

80
Great acting, Intelligent, Intense

See it if you want to see masterful actors and a refreshingly modern plot-line.

Don't see it if you want to bring your children. There's some pretty dark content. The first act can feel a little slow.

80
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you enjoy plays starring phenomenal actors performing intelligent, well-crafted dialogue.

Don't see it if you dislike modern plays.

100
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Must see, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You want to see a time relevant show, even years after its been written.

Don't see it if You have mommy or daddy issues... No really, you'll leave mad either way, but that'll make it worse. Triggering to some.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy anything with Stockard Channing, and Judith Light. It is closed, however, if they come back - do yourself a favor and see it.

Don't see it if Family drama scares you

100
Clever, Great acting, Must see, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You like Stockard Channing, Judith Light and cast are simply amazing!!!

Don't see it if You don't like plays

98
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Riveting, Great writing

See it if You have a propensity towards diving into family dynamics and seeing some of the best performances on Broadway.

Don't see it if Emotional content is confrontational for you.

90
Great acting, Resonant, Great writing

See it if You love great acting

Don't see it if Don't have a heart.

82
Intense

See it if Well done story of a dysfunctional family

Don't see it if funny but also tense

82
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you're looking for an all star cast

Don't see it if you don't like drama

79
Original, Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if family "dramaedies" with a tinge of politics are up your street.

Don't see it if you prefer MTV.

16
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Cliched, Slow

See it if You want to die

Don't see it if You want to do anything else.

92
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like great acting and intriguing storytelling.

Don't see it if If you don't like family drama and secrets, it's not for you.


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